Search form

Wayne S. Yoshigai


P 808-526-0404


Wayne S. Yoshigai is a Principal in the Honolulu office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Mr. Yoshigai has practiced management employment and labor law in Hawai`i for nearly 30 years. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice areas of Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management, and Litigation-Labor and Employment.

Mr. Yoshigai regularly represents Hawai`i and national employers in administrative and judicial proceedings, including mediation and arbitration in union and non-union settings and litigation in federal and state courts, in all aspects of workplace law. He specializes in the day-to-day management of complex employment situations.  

Mr. Yoshigai is a member of the American Bar Association, Hawaii State Bar Association and Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM). In addition, he is also the former Hawaii State Director and Hawaii Board Member for SHRM. He serves as a Board Member for the Responsive Caregivers of Hawaii and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for the Episcopal Church in Hawaii. Mr. Yoshigai earned his J.D. from George Washington University and his B.A., cum laude, in history and literature from Claremont McKenna College. 

Honors and Recognitions

Best Lawyers Award Badge
Martindale-Hubbell  2019 - Wayne S. Yoshigai
Chambers USA 2019 - Wayne S. Yoshigai

See AllWayne S. Yoshigai in the News

Showing 1-3 of 7
Most Read
August 15, 2019
Jackson Lewis

The Best Lawyers in America 2020 Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys

August 15, 2019

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 210 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been recognized in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive... Read More

April 25, 2019
Jackson Lewis

Chambers USA Recognizes Jackson Lewis and Its Attorneys in 2019 Edition

April 25, 2019

WHITE PLAINS, NY (April 25, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and 72 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2019 Edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking the leading law firms in the U.S.... Read More

April 2, 2019
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Announces D&I Advancements

April 2, 2019

NEW YORK, NY (April 2, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, continues to make significant strides towards advancing the firm’s commitment to inclusivity, including appointing the firm’s first-ever Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Jana Simon, renaming the firm’s law school scholarship... Read More

Showing 1-3 of 7

See AllPublications

March 29, 2019

March 31 is International Transgender Day of Visibility

March 29, 2019

Gender identity, transgender status, gender non-conformance, and workplace gender transitions are timely topics, both societally and within workplaces. March 31 is International Transgender Day of Visibility, which aims to celebrate transgender people and raise awareness of discrimination faced by them. Jackson Lewis has been fortunate... Read More

See AllBlog Posts by Wayne S. Yoshigai

Hawaii on Board with Pay Transparency and Salary History Ban
July 12, 2018

Hawaii will be joining the salary history ban trend beginning in 2019. On July 5, Governor David Ige signed into law a bill seeking to address the pay disparity between men and women who perform similar work. Read More

By Tyler A. Tsukazaki and Wayne S. Yoshigai

New Hawaii Medical Marijuana Law Bars Use in Workplace; Zero Tolerance Policies Still Enforceable
July 27, 2015

Closing a gap in Hawaii’s medical marijuana law, a new law sets up a regime of vertically integrated grow facilities and retail dispensing licenses for the delivery of medical marijuana to “cardholders” in Hawaii. The stated intent of the new law, signed by Governor David Ige on July 14, 2015, is to ensure a commercialized... Read More