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9180530 HR Basics Series: Navigating the NLRA: Myths and Mysteries Debunked
May 17, 2018 | 8:30 am - 11:30 am


Do you have an employee posting negative comments about the company on social media, and weren’t sure what kind of action you as an employer could currently take? Have you overheard an employee talking about the big raise they just got with their co-worker (who may not have received the same)?

These types of situations may make an employer feel uncomfortable - but before you act, make sure you understand your employees’ rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).  The NLRA provides both union and non-unionized employees in the private sector the right to work together to improve their working conditions, pay, or fix job-related problems – what is collectively referred to under the Act as protected concerted activity. 

Recent signals from the new National Labor Relations Board General Counsel indicate employers can expect big changes to come.  If you had updated your work rules to comply with the Obamacare board’s expansive reading of protected concerted activity, is it time to change it back?  If you never rewrote your rules of conduct and confidentiality policy, should you wait?  

Find out answers to these questions and more.  This class will provide a foundational understanding of the NLRA and address some of the common myths and misconceptions surrounding it.  Our speakers John Knorek and Kendra Kawai with Torkildson, Katz, Hetherington, Harris, & Knorek will address the day-to-day challenges employers face in dealing with employee issues and the NLRA, tips on how to handle them in a way to stay complaint with the law, and cover recent developments from the Board you should know about that may impact your company policies and practices.

About Our Speakers

John L. Knorek, Esq. a Director at the firm, provides counsel and representation to large and small employers in all aspects of employment and wrongful discharge law. His practice also includes collective bargaining negotiations, affirmative action compliance, mediation and arbitration. He provides training to businesses on employment discrimination and preventative personnel practices, including family leave, disability law and sexual harassment.

Kendra K. Kawai, Esq. is a Director in the labor and employment department of the firm. She has extensive trial experience and regularly defends small and large employers in discrimination, harassment and disability cases at the administrative, state and federal levels. She also provides employers with guidance on wage and hour compliance issues and evaluates and updates employee handbooks.


Registration Fee

All fees are per person, per session.  For Oahu Members and Non-Members, there is a 20% discount if you enroll in all 5 classes of the HR Basics Series.

Oahu Members: $80.00 
Oahu Members Discount for all 5 HR Basics Classes:  $64.00 
Neighbor Island Members: $40.00
Non-Members: $150.00
Non-Members Discount for all 5 HR Basics classes: $120.00

Click here to download the registration form to pay by check.  Please mail check and registration to the attention of Tonya Ahn.  Payment must accompany the registration form to be processed.


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Central Union Church
1660 S. Beretania St.
Honolulu, HI 96826
Contact Phone: 808-440-8815

Contact Name: Tonya Ahn

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