UH School of Law Hawaii Procurement Institute to Host Conference on Worker Compensation

Three-day event aims to educate employers and employees on how to comply with state and federal labor laws and regulations

University of Hawaiʻi
Posted: May 25, 2004

HONOLULU — The Hawaiʻi Procurement Institute of the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, will host the Wage Compliance Assistance Conference, June 1-3, 2004, at the East-West Center‘s Hawaiʻi Imin International Conference Center. The three-day workshop, which will address state and federal contract labor standards, is recommended for contractors of local businesses, state and federal contracting officers, employee association representatives, interested attorneys, and the general public.

The first day of the conference will include an overview and discussions on Hawaiʻi state contract labor standards with speakers Danielle Conway-Jones, associate professor of law and director of the Hawaiʻi Procurement Institute; Nelson B. Befitel, director of the Hawaiʻi Department of Labor and Industrial Relations; and Terry Thomason, partner, and Jessica Horiuchi, associate, of Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing.

Guidelines on governing pay for workers under the federal Davis-Bacon and Service Contract acts will also be discussed throughout the conference. The Davis-Bacon Act applies to contracts over $2,000 with the U.S. government for construction, alteration or repair of public buildings or public works, and it requires that contractors or their subcontractors pay workers employed directly at the site no less than the locally prevailing wages and fringe benefits. The Service Contract Act applies to most federal contracts that furnish services, such as providing security, janitorial or grounds maintenance services.

The U.S. Department of Labor‘s Wage and Hour Division‘s national, regional and local offices will present concurrent workshops on wage determination, compliance and investigative procedures used to ensure compliance with these wage laws.

Class size is limited and advance registration is required. The registration fee of $90 will cover continental breakfast, lunch, parking and materials for three days. To register or to obtain more information, visit www.uhhpi.org/events or contact Trudy Wong at 808-956-5516.