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9190756 HR ESSENTIALS: Supercharge Your EQ and IQ ~ Hilo
July 29, 2019

Thank you for your interest ~ unfortunately we will be rescheduling this session to the later part of the year ~ more details to follow.

Are you prepared to handle your day to day HR challenges?  Designed with HR professionals, managers, and business owners in mind, this information-packed one-day program covers the key topics that are relevant to you and your organization. 

Supercharged Topics include:                                                          

DiSCover the Power of We TM (powered by Everything DiSC) Traci Manalani
What if people had their needs written all over them?  You would know which coworkers like being the center of attention.  You would know which coworkers need a little extra reassurance.  You would realize that the coworker who is constantly discussing worst-case scenarios does not think the project is going to fail, but simply wants to be sure it’s successful.

Everything DiSC® provides you with a tool to quickly recognize the needs and priorities of your coworkers and helps people at any level of an organization understand their own personality styles as well as the styles of others.
Join us for this showcase to learn more about the power of this tool and you will also receive your own personalized profile report ($64.50 value) after completing the complimentary assessment.

HR Legal Issues: The Past, Present, and Future Ryan Sanada
Human Resources professionals are constantly tasked with (1) staying up-to-date with frequent changes in the law, (2) complying with their current legal requirements, and (3) preparing for the future.

In this portion of the HR Essentials program, we will examine several employment-related issues that have an impact on the world of HR in three phases:

  • Past – Recent changes to labor and employment law, including new legislation and decisions from courts and administrative agencies.
  • Present – Current HR issues and FAQ’s that remain top-of-mind for HR professionals.
  • Future – Potential legal changes on the horizon and how employers can start preparing for them.

This program is designed to give attendees the knowledge and confidence to manage their workforces effectively and efficiently, while simultaneously juggling the past, present, and future laws that affect HR.

New Proposed DOL Wage and Hour Rules Clayton Kamida
In March of this year, the federal Department of Labor issued two new proposed rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act– the first increasing the salary basis for exempt employees to $35,308 annually, and the second modifying the rules on calculating the regular rate of pay for purposes of calculating overtime.  This segment will cover:

  • The proposed changes to the minimum salary for exempt employees, and the increase to the minimum compensation under the “highly compensated employee” exemption
  • An overview of the current rules on calculating the regular rate of pay for non-exempt employees, and the new proposed changes to the regular rate calculation rules
  • Common errors in compensating non-exempt employees for travel time, training time, meal periods, and on-call time.

Harassment at Work: Respect in a New Era Jessica Morikone
When it comes to harassment, we are living in a new era.  Employers must take a new look at training, practices and policies.  This hands-on interactive segment will include activities to strengthen your learning about topics such as:  Employers must take a new look at training, practices and policies, and strengthen their learning about topics such as:

  • What is unlawful harassment?
  • What does current data on harassment look like?
  • How can employers foster a respectful work culture?
  • What can bystanders do in harassment situations to make a difference?

Date:  Monday, July 29, 2019
Time:  8:30 am to 4:30 pm. 
Place: 'Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai'i ~ Classroom

Registration Fee:  (Training material, DiSC assessment ($64.50 value), continental breakfast, and lunch is included)
Members - $250.00 ($175.00 if registered by 7/05/2019)
Non-Members - $350.00 ($275.00 if registered by 7/05/2019)
Early Bird Special:  To honor HEC’s 75th Anniversary, you will receive a $75 discount if you register by 7/5/2019.

About our Speakers:
Clayton Kamida, President & CEO, Hawaii Employers Council  
Prior to joining HEC in 2005, his legal practice focused on representing Hawaii employers in labor and employment matters. He has represented employers in state and federal court, in arbitrations, and in proceedings before the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board, Hawaii Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board, and other state and federal administrative agencies. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, and his law degree from the University of Illinois, magna cum laude.

Ryan Sanada, Director of Legal & Government Affairs, Hawaii Employers Council.  Ryan helps HEC members navigate their way through the complex set of Hawaii and Federal labor and employment laws so they can stay compliant with their legal requirements and focus on running their businesses. For employment-related matters, he has adopted the motto “the best defense is a good offense” and believes most employment lawsuits can be avoided if companies are proactive, act responsibly, and seek proper guidance or counseling when confronted with a workplace issue. Prior to joining HEC, he was in private practice for 10 years where he represented national and local companies in labor and employment disputes and regularly advised businesses on a wide array of workplace matters. He also previously served as a legal consultant to the House Labor Committee at the Hawaii state legislature.

Ryan received his B.A. from the University of Puget Sound and his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law. He is currently a member of the Workplace Environment & Competitiveness Committee for the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii.

Traci Manalani, Director of Organizational Effectiveness, Hawaii Employers Council.   Traci is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) as designated by the International Coach Federation and has over 25 years of organization development experience.  She is adept at designing and implementing comprehensive approaches that lead to sustainable outcomes focused on meeting each organization’s unique needs.  Her expertise includes providing individual and team coaching as well as facilitating transformational programs. Traci’s 1:1 coaching encourages leaders, executives and managers to recognize blind-spots and transform behaviors so they can achieve their full potential and catalyze their organizations to greatness.  Traci’s organization and relationship system coaching (ORSC) approach creates more cohesive teams and strengthens understanding that leads to strategic and sustainable solutions at a leveraged scale.  Traci is a seasoned facilitator and has led programs that combine practical skill-building with mind-set growth, which has led to significant culture change within organizations. Traci boldly steps into challenging situations bolstered by her years of conflict-resolution experience and diplomatic relational skills.

Traci has her Masters in Psychology, Bachelors in Human Resources Management, is certified as a coach through the International Coach Federation and Fielding Graduate University’s Evidence Based Coaching program, is completing a specialized coach certification program with CRR Global focusing on Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC), is pursuing her PhD in Organizational Systems, and is a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).  She has worked globally with private sector companies, non-profit organizations and governmental agencies.

Traci has lived and worked outside of the U.S. and is conscientious of cultural nuances that allow her to be successful with strategic interventions in diverse situations.

Prior to working as an independent coach and consultant, Traci had experience working for organizations in several leadership roles and managed large groups (including a staff of sixty). Traci also was an individual and family therapist for several years, which led to her founding an Employee Assistance Program on the Island of Kauai in the early 2000s.

Jessica Morikone, Senior HR Consultant.  Jessica joined HEC after serving as the HR Benefits Team Lead at Hawaii Medical Service Association, where she had responsibility for various aspects of benefits implementation, including compliance with state and federal leave and reasonable accommodation requirements.

She received her B.A. in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California, Irvine, and her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law.

Click here to download the registration form to submit with check payment.  Payment must accompany registration.


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'Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai'i Classroom
600 Imiloa Place
Hilo, HI 96720
Contact Phone: 8084408807


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