Speaker: Christopher Yeh, Esq.
Date: June 8, 2017 Time: 8:30am - 11:30am Location: HEC's Kahili Room
Failure to address and correct performance or behavior problems often adversely affects the morale and productivity of other employees and the success of the company. It also sends a message that the organization is not serious about its performance and behavior standards.
Of all the employment-related decisions supervisors must make, discipline decisions can be among the most difficult, unpleasant, and potentially costly. An ill-conceived or poorly executed disciplinary action can expose the organization to claims such as discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful discharge, and claims may be brought against the supervisor as well.
So how can employers minimize their exposure when moving through disciplinary action?
This class will prepare you to navigate these scenarios by understanding the legal risks in disciplining employees. You will also learn practical strategies such as complying with the elements of just cause (even for a non-union employer), strategies for preparing the discipline notice, and what to do when an employee makes a complaint just before being disciplined. Knowing that the risk remains even after discipline, we will examine related issues such as unemployment claims, EPLI, responding to EEOC/HCRC charges, and mediation.
The steps you take, or fail to take, in these situations are critical if and when litigation ensues. You won’t want to miss this workshop's comprehensive review of the principles and practices of sound discipline and documentation!
About our Speaker
Christopher Yeh, Esq. is a partner at Marr Jones & Wang. He practices in all aspects of labor and employment law, advises companies on a wide range of employment matters, and has successfully represented employers in proceedings before private arbitrators as well as the state and federal courts in Hawaii, Hawaii Civil Rights Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board, and Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.
Mr. Yeh has taught at both Hawaii Pacific University and the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law. He is a graduate of Harvard University and Harvard Law School. Mr. Yeh has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, the Chambers USA directory America's Leading Lawyers for Business, and Super Lawyers.
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HR Fundamentals - The Building Blocks of Success
The 2017 series is made up of six programs designed as an ideal skill-building tool for entry to mid-level HR practitioners, HR generalists being groomed to assume additional HR responsibilities, and operational managers with HR responsibilities.
Future programs in this Series include:
For information on registration, contact Victoria Tasaka at firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone at 440-8888 (neighbor islands may call 1-800-392-3589).
Cost per participant, per session:
$ 80 - Oahu Members
$ 40 - Neighbor Island Members (no additional discount will apply)
$150 - Non-Members
Receive a 20% discount by registering for the entire Series (total of 6 sessions; discount taken from the total payment), or you may register for any individual program.