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2017: How Have Employment & Employee Benefits Laws Changed...And Stayed the Same?

Past Event Detail

November 14, 2017
7:30 AM - 12:30 PM HAST
Prince Waikiki Hotel
100 Holomoana St
Honolulu, HI 96815
Registration Fee: $99.00

Join attorneys from national employment law firm, Jackson Lewis, for a half day of interactive discussions and practical solutions addressing the latest developments in workplace law. Sessions include:

Brief Survey of Latest Development in Hawaii and Federal Labor and Employment Law
Learn the latest developments in this fast-paced survey of Hawaii and federal case law and agency actions, including recent Hawaii Supreme Court and US Supreme court cases.

401(k) Disasters that You Can Avoid 
The Stakes are Rising: Addressing the Increased Risk of Fiduciary Liability Retirement Plan Disasters. Also covered: Class action litigation and enforcement actions by the U.S. Department of Labor against ERISA fiduciaries are on the rise, and the stakes have never been higher. This session will address recent developments, the potential individual and entity civil and criminal liability for claims of breach of fiduciary duty in the administration of employee benefit plans, including health care plans, and the remedies available to employees. The session also will discuss the importance of educating plan fiduciaries and the C-suite as to the best practices for minimizing these risks by taking and documenting actions demonstrating that plan fiduciaries are upholding their responsibilities under ERISA.

Leave Management: Making All the Pieces Fit
Managing accommodation requests and employee leaves of absence continue to vex employers. If you are tired of playing “defense,” this though-provoking session offers practical proactive steps to break down internal silos that contribute to ineffective and passive management of leave issues.

Tax Aspects Related to 401(k) Plans, Employee Settlements, Wages and Reimbursements
Understand the Basics of Taxation: What amounts must an employer withhold? What amounts will employees have to pay income or FICA taxes? Is it possible to escape full taxation? Where can there be penalties for structuring a settlement a certain way? What is the difference between a wage versus reimbursement? This session will brief you on tax issues that employers encounter every day.

Managing Wage and Hour Risks in a Digitally Connected Workforce
Employees, particularly non-exempt employees, who are digitally connected have raised new challenges for employers. In this session, we will cover the challenges of managing a digitally connected workforce and steps employers can take to minimize wage/hour violations.

Cyber Bullying and ERISA Data Security in the Age of Social Media
How can you make certain that your company will never experience a data breach? You can’t! Data breaches are a threat to every company and ERISA plans are increasing rapidly. During this session, employers will learn best practices for handling a data security breach, including identifying a data breach, understanding how a data breach occurs and managing the three critical phases of a data breach. The session will also provide guidance on conducting a risk assessment to develop policies and procedures to address gaps in your security system and to train employees on how to handle breaches. In addition, this session covers the elements of an effective social media policy including how to identify, prevent and respond to cyber bullying in the workplace through investigations, disciplinary actions and terminations.

Brave New World: Hiring and Retention Strategies in Low Unemployment Times
A discussion of the unique challenges and opportunities presented by Hawaii’s low unemployment rate when recruiting and retaining employees.  Learn the right and wrong way to handle a “hiring raid” whether you’re hiring or losing employees to a competitor.

Program Price:

$99 Regular
Includes Breakfast from 7:30 - 8:30 AM
Complimentary Parking

Contact Us for More Information

Please contact Liz Truong at or 206-300-6767.