Understanding and Managing Family Leave (HR Fundamentals)

Caparas, Kirk, Martin


Speakers:  Jefferson Caparas; Min Kirk; Pamela Martin


Date:  May 25, 2017     Time:  8:30am - 11:30am     Location:  HEC's Kahili Room



Family leave laws have the purpose of balancing work and family life, while promoting the economic security and integrity of families.  While family leave administration requires an understanding of these complex laws, communication is key to meeting its intended purpose.
HEC is pleased to have Jefferson Caparas and Min Kirk, U.S. Department of Labor, and Pamela Martin, Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations present an overview of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Hawaii Family Leave Law (HFLL):
  • Employer Coverage and Employee Eligibility
  • Qualifying Reasons for Leave
  • Amount of Leave
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Military Family Leave Provisions
Private-sector employers that have at least 50 employees are covered by the FMLA, as well as public employers, and educational institutions.  Employers that have 100 or more employees working in the state of Hawaii must comply with the HFLL.
About our Speakers
Jefferson Caparas joined the U.S. Department of Labor as a Wage and Hour Investigator in 2009 conducting compliance under many federal regulations such as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Davis Bacon Act (DBA), Service Contract Act (SCA), Migrant and Seasonal Workers Protection Act (MSWPA), FMLA, and H-2A Visa Program (H2A).  He has provided compliance assistance to various community organizations in Hawaii and worked with various Federal and State agencies and non-governmental agencies to address wage issues.
Mr. Caparas has also worked in the private sector doing quality control and research and development in chemistry, and in the real estate industry as a real estate agent.
Min Kirk is the Assistant District Director at the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, Honolulu District Office.  Ms. Kirk joined the Wage and Hour Division as an investigator in 2003 where she conducted many complex investigations relating to FLSA, FMLA, H-2A, H-1B, DBA, SCA and MSPA enforcement programs and represented the Division in many community outreach events.
With her knowledge and experience in government contract statutes, Ms. Kirk was promoted to be Senior Investigative Advisor in 2009, where her main responsibility was to lead project investigations related to the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) along with the mentoring of other investigators working on these cases.  In 2010, Ms. Kirk was selected as the Assistant District Director of the Honolulu District Office.
Ms. Kirk has also worked in the private sector as Director of Human Resources for a large corporation in the garment industry in Saipan, CNMI.  She grew up in China where she received her law degree and is fluent in both the Mandarin and Cantonese dialects.
Pamela Martin is the Administrator of the Wage Standards Division at the Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.
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HR Fundamentals - The Building Blocks of Success
The 2017 series is made up of six programs designed as an ideal skill-building tool for entry to mid-level HR practitioners, HR generalists being groomed to assume additional HR responsibilities, and operational managers with HR responsibilities.  
Future programs in this Series include:
For information on registration, contact Victoria Tasaka at vtasaka@hecouncil.org or phone at 440-8888 (neighbor islands may call 1-800-392-3589).
Cost per participant, per session:
$  80 - Oahu Members
$  40 - Neighbor Island Members (no additional discount will apply)
$150 - Non-Members
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