Honolulu, Hawaii Employment Lawyers

Ryan E. Sanada
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Honolulu, HI Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(808) 836-1511 2682 Waiwai Loop
Honolulu, HI 96819
Employment
University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
I am the Director of Legal and Government Affairs for the Hawaii Employers Council, the premier HR resource for employers in Hawaii. For more information, please visit www.hilaborlaw.com.
Elbridge Smith
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Honolulu, HI Employment Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(808) 523-5050 745 Fort Street Mall
Honolulu, HI 96813
Employment, Civil Rights and Workers' Comp
University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
Practice limited to representing Federal civil service employees with adverse action, discrimination, security clearance revocation, whistle-blower reprisal, and related labor/employment claims before the MSPB, EEOC, OSC, and mediators/arbitrators. Elbridge W. Smith concentrates almost exclusively in representing individual federal employees, primarily handling MSPB and other appeals, EEO complaints and defenses, at the administrative and federal court levels. He has been in private practice since 1977, with firms concentrating in civil rights and employment litigation, representing various federal and private sector unions and their employees. Mr. Smith is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the University of Hawai'i, Richardson School of Law. He...
William Fenton Sink
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Honolulu, HI Employment Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(808) 531-7162 735 Bishop St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Free ConsultationEmployment, Civil Rights, Consumer and Insurance Claims
Univ of San Diego School of Law
My name is Willy Sink. I am a lawyer with the American Association for Justice. I represent those who are unable to stand up for themselves. I stand up for the underdog. I represent employees who have been wrongfully terminated, whistleblowers, those who have been discriminated against or sexually harassed. I handle injury claims caused by car crashes. I represent consumers who have been injured and take on lawyers who hurt their clients. I also handle military courts martial and will travel globally. I was born and raised in Southern California. My father Fenton H. Sink, Jr., M.D. was an anesthesiologist and...
David Robert Squeri III
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Honolulu, HI Employment Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(808) 426-7918 1003 Bishop Street, Suite 2700
Honolulu, HI 96813
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Construction
University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
Diligent and Tenacious Representation, Realistic and Practical Solutions

With a dynamic focus on the practicalities and goals of my clients, I concentrate my law practice in: Dispute Resolution and Litigation /and/ Business and Transactional Law.

- Dispute Resolution and Litigation: As a tenacious advocate for my clients, I have successfully litigated in the Federal U.S. District Court, Hawaii’s Circuit and District Courts, and the Intermediate Court of Appeals. My experience in alternative dispute resolution includes mediation and arbitration, both as counsel for clients and as the mediator/arbitrator.

- Business and Transactional Law: My transactional practice includes the full...
Roman Amaguin
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Honolulu, HI Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(808) 545-4151 345 Queen Street
Suite 504
Honolulu, HI 96813
Employment and Civil Rights
University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
Roman was formerly a partner at a large Honolulu law firm and has extensive employment litigation experience and trial preparation, representing both businesses and employees alike, in federal and state courts and before federal and state agencies.

He is on the Employment Law Arbitration Panel for National Arbitration and Mediation and an Arbitrator for the State of Hawaii's Court Annexed Arbitration Program. He was selected a "Top Rated Lawyer in Labor and Employment" by American Lawyer Media, the nation's largest publisher of legal media, including the National Law Journal, the American Lawyer, and Corporate Counsel....
James J. Bickerton Esq.
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Honolulu, HI Employment Law Lawyer
(808) 599-3811 745 Fort St
#801
Honolulu, HI 96813
Employment, Appeals, Business and Consumer
UCLA School of Law
Michael Richard Vieira
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Honolulu, HI Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(808) 539-0400 1099 Alakea St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Employment, Collections, Family and IP
University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
Mr. Vieira is a member of the American Bar and Hawai`i State Bar Associations. Mr. Vieira served as a civilian attorney with the United States Navy Judge Advocate General Corps where he assisted servicemembers and military dependents with various legal issues including family law, estate planning, Servicemembers Civil Relief Act issues, consumer law and landlord-tenant disputes and was identified by the Navy as a subject matter expert on foreclosure and real property issues involving military. Mr. Vieira served as law clerk to the Honorable Steven S. Alm, First Circuit Court, August 2004 – August 2005. Mr. Vieira serves as an arbitrator in the...
Tracy Fukui
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Honolulu, HI Employment Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(808) 521-0111 810 Richards St., Suite 330
Honolulu, HI 96813
Employment, Civil Rights, Criminal and Personal Injury
Lewis & Clark Law School
Connye Harper
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Honolulu, HI Employment Law Lawyer
1177 Queen St
Honolulu, HI 96814
Employment
Honolulu, HI Employment Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(808) 528-8880 1099 Alakea St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Employment
Honolulu, HI Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(808) 547-5600 1099 Alakea St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Employment
Honolulu, HI Employment Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(808) 792-5804 1164 Bishop St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Employment, Business, Maritime and Real Estate
Hastings College of Law
Honolulu, HI Employment Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(808) 533-3777 1440 Kapiolani Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96814
Employment, Civil Rights and Social Security Disability
Honolulu, HI Employment Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(808) 547-5600 1099 Alakea St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Employment
Honolulu, HI Employment Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(808) 523-5777 1100 Alakea St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Employment, Business and Real Estate
Honolulu, HI Employment Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(808) 538-1812 1188 Bishop St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Employment, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Hastings College of Law
Honolulu, HI Employment Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(808) 525-8584 1188 Bishop St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Employment
Honolulu, HI Employment Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(808) 536-5444 304 Iolani Ave
Honolulu, HI 96813
Employment, Criminal and DUI
Honolulu, HI Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(808) 547-5668 1099 Alakea St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Employment
Honolulu, HI Employment Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(808) 547-5792 1099 Alakea St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Employment
Honolulu, HI Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(808) 526-3011 841 Bishop Street
Suite 2125
Honolulu, HI 96813
Employment, Business and Real Estate
Honolulu, HI Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(808) 521-9200 1000 Bishop St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Employment
Hastings College of Law
Honolulu, HI Employment Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(808) 536-4900 1003 Bishop St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Employment, Business, Collections and Real Estate
Honolulu, HI Employment Law Lawyer with 49 years experience
(808) 524-8880 1001 Bishop St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Employment, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Hastings College of Law
Honolulu, HI Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(808) 524-2466 1003 Bishop St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Employment and Personal Injury
Honolulu, HI Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(808) 547-5838 1099 Alakea St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Employment
Honolulu, HI Employment Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(808) 536-4900 1003 Bishop St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Employment
Honolulu, HI Employment Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(808) 536-8177 733 Bishop St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Employment
Honolulu, HI Employment Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(808) 523-6000 700 Bishop St., 15th Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813
Employment
Honolulu, HI Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(808) 536-4900 1003 Bishop St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Employment
Honolulu, HI Employment Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(808) 275-0200 212 Merchant St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Employment, Business and Products Liability
Honolulu, HI Employment Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(808) 585-0333 701 Bishop St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Employment and Business
Honolulu, HI Employment Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(808) 524-5500 1001 Bishop St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Employment, Business, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury
Honolulu, HI Employment Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(808) 522-5133 841 Bishop St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Employment
Honolulu, HI Employment Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(808) 521-9265 1000 Bishop St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Employment and Business
Honolulu, HI Employment Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(808) 536-6614 737 Bishop St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Employment, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Honolulu, HI Employment Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(808) 535-5741 999 Bishop St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Employment and Civil Rights
Honolulu, HI Employment Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(808) 521-9338 1000 Bishop St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Employment
Hastings College of Law
Honolulu, HI Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(808) 536-4900 1003 Bishop St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Employment, Bankruptcy and Business
William Mitchell College of Law
Honolulu, HI Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(808) 533-7434 820 Mililani St
Honolulu, HI 96813
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Problems in the workplace?

Employment law governs the relationship between workers and their employers. This law, contained in federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions, specifies the rights and restrictions applicable to each party in the workplace.

This area of law regulates such issues as employee benefits, discipline, hiring, firing, leave, payroll, and health and safety in the workplace. It also encompasses non-compete agreements, retaliation, severance, unemployment compensation, pensions, whistle-blowing, worker classification, wage garnishment, work authorization for non-U.S. citizens, worker's compensation, and employee handbooks.

Both federal and state laws govern the relationship between employees and employers. Federal laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics. Many states have enacted their own laws similar to federal ones (and sometimes are more stringent). Cities and counties also can enact ordinances that affect employee rights, such as local minimum wage laws.

Employment lawyers can choose to accept only employees as clients, only employers, or both. Some attorneys focus on a specific area of employment law, such as workers' compensation, whistleblowing or discrimination, but many can handle a wide range of employment law issues.


Essential job functions: The fundamental job duties of the employment position that the individual with a disability holds or desires. The term essential functions does not include marginal functions of the position.

Exempt employee: An employee who is not entitled to the minimum wage or overtime pay protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act.