Meetings and Activities - Archive


Fiscal Year July 01, 2015 - June 30, 2016
Fiscal Year July 01, 2015 - June 30, 2016
Fiscal Year July 01, 2013 - June 30, 2014

Fiscal Year July 01, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Fiscal Year July 01, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Fiscal Year July 01, 2011 - June 30, 2012

Fiscal Year July 01, 2010 - June 30, 2011

Fiscal Year July 01, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Fiscal Year July 01, 2008 - June 30, 2009
Fiscal Year July 01, 2007 - June 30, 2008

Fiscal Year July 01, 2006 - June 30, 2007

 

Oahu meetings are held in
February - April - June - July - September & November
and usually occur on the second Thursday of the month

Meeting Minutes are posted in the Members Lounge.

Fiscal Year July 01, 2016 - June 30, 2017

Date of Meeting

Topic

Speaker(s)

Pictures

March 23, 2017
See Flyer
OCSE ~ Electronic & Online Resources Robyn Large
Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement
 
September 28, 2016
See Flyer
Hot Payroll Topics John L. Knorek
Director - Torkildson, Katz, Moore, Hetherington & Harris
 
September 23, 2016
See Flyer
Preparing for the New Overtime Rules Donna Jones, SPHR
Client HR Manager - ProService Hawaii
 
July 29, 2016
See Flyer
Preparing for the New Overtime Rules Donna Jones, SPHR
Client HR Manager - ProService Hawaii
   

Date

Conferences/Seminars & Events

Pictures

Saturdays
July 2, 2016 -
September 17, 2016

2016 CPP/FPC Study Group
Dates: Saturdays ~ July 2, 2016 - September 17, 2016
Time: 9:00am – 12 noon
Location: Alexander & Baldwin Building
              822 Bishop Street
              Honolulu, HI 96813
 
 

Fiscal Year July 01, 2015 - June 30, 2016

Date of Meeting

Topic

Speaker(s)

Pictures

May 19, 2016
See Flyer
2016 Legislative Updates Sheri-Ann Lau Clark
Hawaii Employers Council
VP, Corporate Secretary & General Counsel
 
February 19, 2016
See Flyer
“Common Mistakes found by the U.S. Department of Labor” Min Kirk
Assistant District Director
US Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division
 
September 11, 2015
See Flyer
“2015 Employment Law Update & Exempt OT Status” Ryan E. Sanada
Hawaii Employers Council - Sr. HR Consultant & Asst. Gen. Counsel

Date

Conferences/Seminars & Events

Pictures

April 12, 2016
See Flyer
Registration Form
“To PTO or Not, That is the Question!”
Presented by Lauraine Bifulco
President of Vantaggio, HR ltd.
 
September 29, 2015
See Flyer
“Common Mistakes found by the U.S. Department of Labor”
Presented by Min Kirk
Assistant District Director
U. S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division
 
 

Fiscal Year July 01, 2014 - June 30, 2015

Date of Meeting

Topic

Speaker(s)

Pictures

June 12, 2015
See Flyer
“ACA Reporting for 2015” Laura Anderson
Torkildson, Katz, Moore, Hetherington & Harris
 
April 17, 2015
See Flyer
“TheTop Ten Things Payroll can do to Keep HR Out of Trouble!” Lauraine Bifulco
Principal of Vantaggio HR, ltd.
 
March 6, 2015
See Flyer
“ACA and Its Impact on Payroll and HR” Grant Ishikawa
Hawaii Pharmacy Services
Health Benefit Consultant
 
September 12, 2014
See Flyer
“Are You in Compliance with Federal and State Leave Laws” John Mackey
Associate of Torkildson, Katz, Moore, Hetherington & Harris
 
July 10, 2014
See Flyer
“Legislative Updates for 2014” Sheri-Ann Lau Clark
Corporate Secretary & General Counsel – Hawaii Employers Council
 

Date

Conferences/Seminars & Events

Pictures

April 15, 2015
See Flyer
“Bully in the workplace. Just who’s problem is it?”
Presented by Lauraine Bifulco - Principal of Vantaggio, HR ltd.
 
 

Fiscal Year July 01, 2013 - June 30, 2014

Date of Meeting

Topic

Speaker(s)

Pictures

June 12, 2014
See Flyer
“Are You in Compliance With the U. S. Department of Labor?”
  • Review of the investigative process
  • What are the costs if a willful violation or repeated violation is found?
  • What other enforcement tools DOL is using?
  • Changes in FMLA and more…
     
Min Kirk - Assistant District Director, U. S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division
and
Lisa Kelly - Senior Wage and Hour Investigator, U. S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division
 
April 10, 2014
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“Docking without Socking Your Exempt Status”
• How to avoid accidentally owing overtime
• Deductions you can and cannot make for the exempt
 
Lauraine Bifulco - Principal of Vantaggio HR, ltd.
and
John Knorek - Partner with Torkildson, Katz, Moore, Herrington, and Harris
 
February 13, 2014
See Flyer
Employee vs Independent Contractor Anna Elento - Sneed Attorney –Stockholder/Director – Alston, Hunt, Floyd & Ing
September 5, 2013
See Flyer
National Payroll Week Celebration

ABC’s of ACA (Affordable Care Act)
Elena Martinez - Health Plan Coordinator – ProService Hawaii
July 11, 2013
See Flyer
Legislative Update Ryan Sanada - Asst General Counsel – Hawaii Employers Council
   

Date

Conferences/Seminars & Events

Pictures

November 22, 2013
Attendee List
APA Hawaii Chapter Year End Seminar
National APA speaker -
Valerie Alexander-Bailey
 
October 25, 2013
See Flyer

Reistration Form
“The ABC’s of the Affordable Care Act”
Presented by Elena Martinez, Health Plan Coordinator – ProService Hawaii
at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center
 

Fiscal Year July 01, 2012 - June 30, 2013

Date of Meeting

Topic

Speaker(s)

Pictures

June 13, 2013
See Flyer
"Garnishment Issues" Tracey Kubota, Associate Attorney – Watanabe Ing LLP
April 18, 2013
See Flyer
"Managing Projects and Multiple Priorities" Marcia Hakanson, President - Hakanson Resources  
November 16, 2012
See Flyer
“Non-Cash Fringe Benefits” Larry White, CPP – National APA Speaker
Director of Payroll Training, American Payroll Association
 
September 6, 2012
See Flyer

School Supply Drive

National Payroll Week celebration

Affordable Care Act

Sheri-Ann Lau Clark, Corporate Secretary & General Counsel - Hawaii Employers Council  

Date

Conferences/Seminars & Events

Pictures

November 15, 2012
Attendee List
APA Hawaii Chapter Year End Seminar
National APA speaker - Larry White
 
 

Fiscal Year July 01, 2011 - June 30, 2012

Date of Meeting

Topic

Speaker(s)

Pictures

June 14, 2012
See Flyer

Parking

APA Hawaii Chapter Annual Installation Meeting 

“Using the Internet for Payroll Research"

CPP Chapter Members  
May 17, 2012
See Flyer
“Are You in Compliance with the U.S Department of Labor?” Min Kirk, Assistant District Director (and/or her staff members), U. S. Department of Labor  
April 12, 2012
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“Update on Section 125; 132; Health Reimbursement Arrangements and how they will be affected by Health Care Reform” Pattie Aranio, Managing Member of Benefits By Design  
March 8, 2012
See Flyer
“Enforcing Employee Wage Garnishments” Lea-Jin Sipes, our Chapter Vice President  
February 9, 2012
See Flyer
“Unemployment—2012 Expected Rates and Pending Legislation” Jonathan Hall , Risk and Insurance Services Manager for ProService Hawaii  
December 7, 2011
See Flyer
HAWAII PAYROLL ASOCIATION ANNUAL Holiday Evening Event and Charity Fundraiser Cocktails and Heavy Pupus, to celebrate the Holiday Season with your Payroll colleagues  
November 10, 2011
See Flyer
“CPP/FPC Certification: How to Obtain and Maintain Payroll Certification” Stephanie Kaumeheiwa and Sandra Correa, our Chapter President and Education Chair  
October 13, 2011
See Flyer
“Excel Tips and Shortcuts for Payroll” Lea-Jin Sipes, our own Chapter Vice President  
September 7, 2011
See Flyer
2011 National Payroll Week Celebration TBA  
August 11, 2011
See Flyer
“Chapter 104 Basics: Wages and Hours of Employees on Public Works Law” Pamela Martin, Administrator of Wage Standards Division, Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR)  
July 14, 2011
See Flyer
“INNOVATIVE BENEFITS” Judy Plotz Brannigan
 
   

Date

Conferences/Seminars & Events

Pictures

June 27, 2012
See Flyer
FMLA Emplpoyee Guide and Webinar (2:00 p.m. EST)  
June 26, 2012
See Flyer
Hawaii Employers Council Breakfast  
November 30, 2011
See Flyer
Registration Form
 “Are You in Compliance with the U.S. Department of Labor?”
Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Min Kirk, Assistant District Director  - U. S. Department of Labor
November 28, 2011
Attendee List
APA Hawaii Chapter Year End Seminar
National APA speaker -
Karen Salemi
 

Fiscal Year July 01, 2010 - June 30, 2011

Date of Meeting

Topic

Speaker(s)

Pictures

June 9, 2011
See Flyer
APA Hawaii Installation Breakfast Meeting | Latest Developments in Time and Attendance Policies and Tracking Techniques
Ka Pa' alana Brochure
Tamara Gerrard
 
 
May 12, 2011
See Flyer
2011 Hawaii Legislative Updates Sheri-Ann Lau Clark,
Senior HR Consultant and Assistant General Counsel, Hawaii Employers Council
April , 2011
See Flyer
Employment Law Update Tamara Gerrard, Director,
Torkildson Katz Moore Hetherington and Harris, AAL
 
 
March 10, 2011
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"Privacy in the Workplace; Is There Such A Thing?" Newton J. Chu, Attorney
Director, Hawaii Island Office
Torkildson Katz Moore Hetherington & Harris, AAL, ALC
 
February 10, 2011
See Flyer
Information and Updates from the Unemployment Insurance Division of the Hawaii State Department of Labor Anne Perreira-Eustaquio, UI Program Specialist
 
Dulcie Dunaway, Auditor
 
December 9, 2010
See Flyer
Holiday Celebration, 8:00 – 10:30 am Celebrate the “Holiday Season” with your Payroll colleagues  
November 12, 2010
See Flyer
The Excess of Access: Real Risks in a Virtual World Arnold Laanui, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation - Honolulu

Detective Chris Duque (Ret.), ("Cybercop") Honolulu Police Department

 
October 20, 2010
See Flyer
Federal Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (Hire) Act

Federal Affordable Health Care Act (Small Business Health Tax Credits)
Katie Williams, IRS Small Business Sr. Stakeholder Liaison
Joyce Peneau, Western Area Manager of Stakeholder Liaison
 
September 9, 2010
See Flyer
National Payroll Week Celebration - AUW School Supply Drive
Guest Speaker TBA
August 12, 2010
See Flyer
Involuntary Deductions From Pay
Attorney Robert E. Chapman, of Clay, Chapman, Iwamura, Pulice and Nervell  
July 8, 2010
See Flyer
Family Medical Leave Act - 2010
Investigator Lori Paikuli-Stride - U.S. Department of Labor
Investigator Allison Drucker - U.S. Department of Labor

Date

Conferences/Seminars & Events

Pictures

May 11, 2011
See Flyer
“Help! The Auditors Are Coming!” - Audit your HR practices before the government does!
Lauraine Bifulco, President Vantaggio HR Ltd.
Maui Arts & Cultural Center
 
October 22, 2010
 
APA Year End Seminar
National APA Speaker - Irene Chapman
 
September 27, 2010
See Flyer
“Privacy in the Workplace – Is There Such a Thing?”
Newton John Chu, Esq. of Torkildson, Katz, Moore, Hetherington, & Harris
Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
 
September 16, 2010 NPW Education Day
Wally Kam, CPP

 

Fiscal Year July 01, 2009 - June 30, 2010

Date of Meeting

Topic

Speaker(s)

Pictures

June 10, 2010
See Flyer
Common Problem Areas for Employers
Anna Elento-Sneed  
May 12, 2010
See Flyer
Healthcare Reform "What does it mean for Hawaii Employers" panel of government, private, and healthcare experts  
April 8, 2010
See Flyer
Employment Law Update Tamara M. Gerrard - Labor & Employment Law Practice with Torkildson Katz Moore Hetherington & Harris
March 11, 2010
See Flyer
Your 401K Plan - The Next Generation Michael Barry of Great - West Retirement Services  
February 10, 2010
See Flyer
Managing Payroll in Crisis Conditions (Part II) Lauraine Bifulco - Vantaggio HR, Ltd
John L. Knorek - Torkildson Katz Moore Hetherington & Harris, AAL
 
December 11, 2009
See Flyer
Holiday Celebration, 8:00 – 10:30 am - AUW School Supply Drive
Thank You letter from AUW
Celebrate the “Holiday Season” with your Payroll colleagues  
November 12, 2009
See Flyer
Preparing Your Business for Higher Unemployment Insurance Taxes in 2010 Hawaii Dept. of Labor & Industrial Relations:
Darwin Ching, Director
Ryan Markham, Public Information Officer
Linda Uesato, Head Administrator, UI Division
Anne Perreira, UI Tax Specialist
October 8, 2009
See Flyer
Section 125 / Section 132, Pre-Tax Cafeteria and Parking Plans Pattie Aranio - President and Founder, Benefits by Design
September 11, 2009
See Flyer
The Electronic SSA Bill Brees - Employer Services Liaison Officer, Social Security, San Francisco Regional Office  
August 13, 2009
See Flyer
Running Out of Oxes to Gore - Given the Tax Accomplishments of the 2009 Legislative Session Lowell Kalapa, Tax Foundation of Hawaii  
July 15, 2009
See Flyer
Managing Payroll in Crisis Conditions Lauraine Bifulco, Vantaggio HR, Ltd;
John L. Knorek, Torkildson Katz Moore Hetherington & Harris
 

Date

Conferences/Seminars & Events

Pictures

May 27, 2010
See Flyer
Topic - What You Need to Know About Family Medical Leave
Speaker - Min Kirk & Linda Kiyabu
 
May 18, 2010
See Flyer
(SHRM/APA HI Chapter Joint Event)
Topic - Cybercrime - What Employers Need To Know
Speaker - Chris Duque & Arnold Laanui, Jr.
 
June 17, 2010 -
September 23, 2010
CPP/FPC Study Group - Exam Preparation Course and Recertification Credit Hours
When: Every Thursday - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Alexander & Baldwin Corporate Office
Contact: Sonia Longoria - slongoria@abinc.com
November 20, 2009
See Flyer
Preparing for Year-end and 2010

November 10, 2009
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Updates on Section 125 – How You Can Save $$ for Your Company and Employees -  Kona
Pattie Aranio - President and Founder, Benefits by Design
 

Fiscal Year July 01, 2008 - June 30, 2009

Date of Meeting

Topic

Speaker(s)

Pictures

June 18, 2009
See Flyer
Annual Installation of Officers Wendy Nakamura, Foresight Leadership Development
May 14, 2009
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Department of Homeland Security Introduction of E-Verify: New Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification System Kapi Muraoka, Special Agent, IMAGE POC
Francine Hill, Verification Division Branch Chief
Michael Pollard, Citizen and Immigration Services
U.S. Dept of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement
 
April 9, 2009
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Social Security - Process Update and Tips Jane Yamamoto-Burigsay, Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration  
March 12, 2009 Updates - FMLA & FLSA Exemptions Min Kirk, US Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division  
February 19, 2009
See Flyer
Controls Within the Payroll Environment Melaney Lee, Josef Fukano & Candy Leung
Enterprise Risk Services Group - Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
 
December 12, 2008
See Flyer
Holiday Celebration, 8:00 – 10:30 am Celebrate the “Holiday Season” with your Payroll colleagues
November 13, 2008
See Flyer
"Finding Resilience: Lessons from the Cactus" Beth Terry, President & CEO, Beth Terry Seminars Inc.
October 16, 2008
See Flyer
Regional Year End Focus Day Nancy L. Larmore, CPP
Consulting & Training Specialist
September 4, 2008
See Flyer
National Payroll Week Mel Vios, HR Consultant  
August 14, 2008
See Flyer
How Hawaii Employers Can Effectively Control Health Plan Costs Gary L. Lee - Principal at Mercer Consulting, Outsourcing, Investments  
July 10, 2008
See Flyer
Avoiding Wage and Hour Audits: Exempt Status, Independent Contractors and Overtime Liability Explained John L. Knorek - Torkildson Katz Moore Hetherington & Harris

Date

Conferences/Seminars & Events

Pictures

May 15, 2009
See Flyer
"What you Need to Know About Family Medical Leave"
Min Kirk, Investigator, U.S. Department of Labor
Lori Hamada, Labor Law Specialist, State Department of Labor
October 8, 2008
See Flyer
Neighbor Island Meeting - Hilo
Min Kirk, Investigator
United States Department of Labor
May 13-17 2008 26th Annual APA Congress
May 30, 2008
See Flyer
Ronald McDonald House Charities
May 30, 2008
December 11, 2007 Hawaii Meals on Wheels
Assembling Gift Bags for Seniors.
When: Tuesday, December 11 at 5:00 pm (few hours)
Location: Manoa Valley Church
2728 Huapala Street Room 209
Honolulu, HI 96822
Please let Lori know by December 3, 2007 if you would like to volunteer.
December 6, 2007
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Lokahi Giving Program - Donating Items to individuals/families in need  
September 25, 2007
See Flyer
Neighbor Island Meeting - Kona  
 

Fiscal Year July 01, 2007 - June 30, 2008

Date of Meeting

Topic

Speaker(s)

Pictures

June 13, 2008
See Flyer
Installation Meeting - Post Legislative Update Clayton Kamida - Hawaii Employers Council
May 8, 2008
See Flyer
Top 10 Ways Payroll Can Keep HR Out of Trouble Lauraine Bifulco - Vantaggio HR, Ltd  
April 10, 2008
See Flyer
Accounting For the New Millennium Sam Myrick - Senior Staffing Manager, Accountemps/Robert Half International  
March 13, 2008
See Flyer
A Day In The Life of a Labor Law Specialist Pam Martin, Administrator, Wage Standards Division - State of Hawaii, Dept of Labor and Industrial Relations  
December 6, 2007
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Holiday Celebration, 8:00 – 10:30 am Celebrate the “Holiday Season” with your Payroll colleagues
November 8, 2007
See Flyer
Managing Wage Assignments: A Legal Perspective Marvin Dang, Esq.  
October 11, 2007
See Flyer
Economic State of Hawaii for Employers Paul Brewbaker, Bank of Hawaii  
September 6, 2007
See Flyer
National Payroll Week William Kenoi, Executive Assistant to Mayor Harry Kim

August 9, 2007
See Flyer

Managing Time & Deadlines with Payroll Ruth Wong, Organization Plus
July 12, 2007
See Flyer
State Audit for Payroll; Compliance Issues and Updates Ron Randall, Compliance Administrator, State of Hawaii Department of Taxation

Date

Conferences/Seminars & Events

Pictures

May 13-17 2008 26th Annual APA Congress
May 30, 2008
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Ronald McDonald House Charities
May 30, 2008
December 11, 2007 Hawaii Meals on Wheels
Assembling Gift Bags for Seniors.
When: Tuesday, December 11 at 5:00 pm (few hours)
Location: Manoa Valley Church
2728 Huapala Street Room 209
Honolulu, HI 96822
Please let Lori know by December 3, 2007 if you would like to volunteer.
December 6, 2007
See Flyer
Lokahi Giving Program - Donating Items to individuals/families in need  
September 25, 2007
See Flyer
Neighbor Island Meeting - Kona  
 

Fiscal Year July 01, 2006 - June 30, 2007

Date of Meeting

Topic

Speaker(s)

Pictures

June 14, 2007
See Flyer
Installation Meeting Lowell Kalapa, President of the Tax Foundation of Hawaii Brochure
May 10, 2007
See Flyer
Post Legislative Updates Clayton Kamida, Hawaii Employers Council  

April 12, 2007
See Flyer

Legislature Update Representative Blake Oshiro, Vice Chair of Judiciary Committee & Committee Member Legislative Management, Labor & Employment & Environmental Law Attorney with Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing  

 March 15, 2007
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Unemployment Insurance Updates Dulcie Dunaway, Auditor, Department of Labor & Industrial Relations, Unemployment Insurance Division  

February 15, 2007
See Flyer

Current Issues in Payroll & 2007 Legislative Outlook Pamela Martin, Administrator, Department of Labor & Industrial Relations, Wage Standards Division  

January 2007

No Meeting    

December 14, 2006
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Holiday Celebration, 8:30 – 10:30 am Celebrate the “Holiday Season” with your Payroll colleagues  

November 9, 2006
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The Meaning of Aloha in the Workplace Alan Silva, Education Specialist State of HI-DOE  

October 12, 2006
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Hawaii Employment Training Fund Kevin Tom, Oahu ETF Supervisor  

September 7, 2006
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NPW Celebration, Conquering the Generational Divide in the Workplace Sherri Y. Okinaga, Co-founder of Insight Consulting & Training  

August 10, 2006
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2006 Legislative Updates Rep Anne Stevens, Member of the House Labor Committee  

July 18, 2006
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APA/SHRM Event - Lessons on Leadership Kitty Lagareta, Chuck Sted and Wendy Nakamura  
   

Date

Conferences/Seminars & Events

Pictures

May 25, 2007
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Neighbor Island Meeting - Maui  
May 9, 2007
See Flyer
Neighbor Island Meeting - Kona  
June 10, 2007
See Flyer
Back-to-School Drive for Homeless Keiki
May 22-26, 2007 APA Annual National Congress in Las Vegas. For details click here.
Hawaii Chapter receives the Gavel Award Mentor at Congress 2007
Nov 15,22, & 29 2006 Women's Center at the Institute for Human Services in Honolulu. Mahalo for your time in serving meals.  
Nov 9, 2006
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Kauai Meeting - IRS updates and legal compliance issues.  
NPW 2006 NPW City and County of Honolulu Proclamation.

 
May 21-25, 2006 APA Annual National Congress at Walt Disney World, Orlando Florida.  For details click here.


Hawaii Chapter receives the Gavel Award Facilitator at Congress 2006

 

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