Torkildson, Katz, Moore, Hetherington & Harris, now celebrating 69 years serving
businesses in Hawai`i, is pleased to publish the latest edition of the sourcebook on employment
law in Hawai`i, The 2016-2017 Chamber Desk Manual: Labor and Employment for Hawai`i
Employers. This annual publication contains summaries of Hawai`i and federal employment
laws and practical advice concerning personnel law issues.
The 2016-2017 Chamber Desk Manual: Labor and Employment Law for Hawai`i
Employers is the only publication designed to provide Hawai`i employers with a comprehensive
and practical reference manual for use when confronted with state and federal employmentrelated
challenges. In this newly revised edition, all chapters have been updated. More than
23,500 copies have been distributed since its debut in 1992. The Chamber Desk Manual is
available on-line at www.chamberdeskmanual.com and to clients of Torkildson, Katz, Moore,
Hetherington & Harris at www.torkildson.com.
The authors of The 2016-2017 Chamber Desk Manual bring together well over 200
years of management labor and employment law expertise. Torkildson, Katz, was founded in
1947 to represent Hawai`i employers in labor matters. The firm’s Labor and Employment
Department remains one of Hawai`i’s largest and most experienced. The Department’s 11
attorneys are experienced in jury and bench trials, arbitrations, mediations and other forms of
alternative dispute resolution, administrative hearings, union organization and election
campaigns, collective bargaining negotiations and investigation of claims. The firm also
specializes in preventive counseling and training, providing prompt and responsive service to
the immediate needs of clients.