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 labor and employment law for 10 years at the law firm Imanaka Kudo & Fujimoto, LLLC (“IKF”). While at IKF, I specialized in representing employers in all types of labor and employment law matters, and my practice had three main focuses: (1) representing employers in labor and employment disputes before state & federal courts, the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission & Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the state & federal Departments of Labor, and arbitrators & mediators; (2) providing employers with advice and counsel on all types of employment-related decisions; and (3) providing supervisory and employee training for private companies on employment law matters (you can view sampling of my presentations here).
I received my J.D., with honors, from the University of Hawaii, Richardson School of Law. While in law school, I served as a Member and Editor of the Law Review, and worked as a Research Assistant for two of my law professors. I received my B.A. from the University of Puget Sound, and am a graduate of Punahou School.
In my spare time, I love to watch sports, attend concerts, and travel with my wife. I am also an avid, but terrible, golfer. (This is one of my favorite holes to play, right here in Hawaii: Kaneohe Klipper 13th Hole.)
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