Today’s employers face ever-increasing exposure under current labor and employment laws. At Watanabe Ing LLP, we believe that an employer’s best defense against this exposure is to practice “preventive labor law”. From hiring to firing, we counsel employers — large and small, unionized and non-unionized — on effectively and efficiently managing issues in their workplace. Over forty years of active labor law practice have given us an understanding of the diverse and unique nature of employee relations in Hawaii. We employ a knowledgeable, experienced, full service labor law team to assist with everything from wrongful discharge, ADA and sexual harassment actions, to plant closings, union organizing drives, and wage and hour issues. Our unique understanding and experience places our clients in the best possible position, both in and out of court.

Business Immigration
Collective Bargaining
Employee Benefits Advising
401(k) and 403(b) Plans
Pensions and Profit-Sharing Plans
Employee Stock Ownership Plans and Stock Options
Deferred Compensation Plans
Executive compensation
Medical and Welfare Benefit Plans
Cafeteria and Flexible Spending Plans
ERISA Compliance
Employee Privacy
Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
Employment Contracts and Manuals
Employment Discrimination
Employment Law Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions
Equal Opportunity Laws
Title VII
The Americans with Disabilities Act
Family and Medical Leave Act
Wrongful Termination
Labor Relations and Dispute Resolution
Worker’s Compensation
Workplace Safety
Wage and Hour Law