2014 Legislative Session:  Final Report

2014 Legislative Session: Final Report

On July 8, 2014, we passed the final deadline of the 2014 Legislative Session, the Veto Deadline. The Veto Deadline is the date by which the Governor must either sign or veto a bill. Any bill that is not vetoed becomes law “without the governor’s signature.” (Read More)

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Welcome to my blog!

My name is Ryan Sanada and I am the Assistant General Counsel at the Hawaii Employers Council (“HEC”).  HEC is Hawaii’s premier employers’ resource for human resource management and labor relations. We provide our members with HR consultation, training and seminars, weekly newsletters, and legislative updates on labor and employment laws and regulations.

Prior to working at HEC, I practiced law as a labor and employment attorney for 10 years, where I counseled and represented employers in all areas of labor and employment law …read more.


HR Consultation

“The best defense is a good offense”
-Vince Lombardi

When it comes to employment related issues, I believe “the best defense is a good offense.”  In other words, I prefer being pro-active (as opposed to reactive) when it comes to managing your workforce.  My philosophy is that the best strategy for handling employment lawsuits and claims is to prevent them from occurring in the first place.

Therefore, I devote a significant portion of my time to counseling employers in labor and employment matters, with the goal of helping employers and human resources professionals navigate their way through complex employment situations.  The experiences I gained from spending 10 years litigating employment law claims and administrative complaints, on behalf of Hawaii employers, have enabled me to assist employers in understanding and remaining compliant with state and federal labor and employment laws and regulations.


HR Training

At HEC, we provide various seminars and training programs for Hawaii employers on all areas of Human Resources management.

We provide both in-house training and seminars at our offices.  Topics covered include  basic employment laws, supervisory duties, correcting poor performance, investigations, union campaigns, conducting performance appraisals, interviews, sexual and other forms of harassment, leave law issues, as well as other areas of labor and employment law that are currently topical.

You can view HEC’s calendar of training events here.  In addition, a sampling of the seminars and presentations I have conducted over the years can be viewed here.


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