Coronavirus Response Planning: Employment and Economic Considerations for Hawaii Employers
As Hawaii businesses draft and implement their COVID-19 response plans, many wonder how employment laws will impact their decisions and how this new virus will impact our local economy. The seminar will begin with employment attorney Wesley M. Fujimoto addressing frequently asked questions concerning compensation for absences due to illness or the 14-day quarantine period under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), protected leaves of absences under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Hawaii Family Leave Law (HFLL), disability discrimination, national origin/ancestry discrimination, and employer practices recommended by the State of Hawaii’s Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Paul H. Brewbaker will close the seminar with his economic forecasts so you can make educated business decisions concerning staffing and other operational issues.
Wesley M. Fujimoto is Counsel at Ashford + Wriston, LLP. Prior to joining Ashford + Wriston as Counsel 2012, Wesley was a founding principal of another law firm in Honolulu. He specializes in labor and employment law, representing employers in all areas of workplace related legal matters. These include employment discrimination and harassment, whistleblowing, retaliation, union organizing, labor arbitration and collective bargaining, workers' compensation, workplace related state and federal court litigation, occupational safety and health, wage and hour and unemployment insurance. He has been listed in Best Lawyers and Hawaii Super Lawyers, and was recognized by Chambers USA as one of the leading Employment and Labor attorneys in Hawaii for “his litigation skills and for his sensible advice and understated manner.”
Paul H. Brewbaker is the Principal of TZ Economics, a Hawaii economics consultancy. His background in research on the Hawaii economy and financial risk analytics stems from a 25-year affiliation with Bank of Hawaii, concluding as its Chief Economist. He is a graduate of Stanford University, did graduate work at the University of Wisconsin, and received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Hawaii. He has lectured extensively in international, monetary, and financial economics. He is a member of the American Economic Association, the American Finance Association, and the National Association for Business Economics, from which he holds the Certified Business Economist designation.
Friday, March 20, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Members – FREE
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2682 Waiwai Loop
Honolulu, HI 96819