The long days and late nights at the Capitol are over, and the 2013 Legislative Session has come to an end. The Hawaii Employers Council (“HEC”) has an updated Legislative Digest for bills that were passed… (Read More…)
My name is Ryan Sanada and I am the Assistant General Counsel and a Senior HR Consultant 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.
“The best defense is a good offense”
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.
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.
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In the Media
I was recently quoted in an article for the Society of Human Resources Management ("SHRM") regarding the new sick leave law that was passed during the 2011 legislative session. This blog also got a mention in the article. The article is available only to SHRM members, but you can view a screenshot of the article here: SHRM Article on Sick Leave Law.
I was also recently quoted in an article for the Star Advertiser regarding the labor dispute between the Hawaii State Teachers Association ("HSTA") and the State of Hawaii. You can view on online version of the article here: Advertiser Article on HSTA Labor Dispute.
The Honolulu Advertiser also printed an article I wrote on Social Networking and the Workplace. If you didn't get a chance to view the hard-copy of the article, you can view a PDF copy of it here:
Social Networking article.
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