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MEDB to offer human resources management workshop

By Staff | Feb 18, 2016

KIHEI – On Wednesday, March 2, Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB) will offer a workshop, “Getting Started For Startups: The Basics of Sound Human Resources Management,” as part of its Technical Assistance Series.

This workshop will look at the basics of human resource management for business startups.

“All new entrepreneurs must navigate an often bewildering maze of tasks, rules and regulations to get going,” said Frank De Rego Jr., director of business development projects at Maui Economic Development Board.

“The goal of this interactive workshop is to set you on a path to success as you bring on and nurture one of your most vital strengths – your employees.”

The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at MEDB’s Malcolm Center located at 1305 N. Holopono St., Suite 5, in Kihei. After registration from 8:30 to 9 a.m., the seminar will be held from 9 to 11:15 a.m. Lunch and networking will be held from 11:15 a.m. to noon, followed by breakout sessions from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Attendees will learn:

Payroll Basics: Must-follow regulations, tax liabilities, withholdings, and an explanation of FICA-FUTA-SUTA.

Health Care Basics: The Affordable Care Act, explanation of group versus individual health care plans, and the ins and outs of Prepaid Health options.

Human Resource Basics: Recruiting, hiring and terminating an employee, the effect of TDI and workers compensation.

Labor Law Basics: Best practices to avoid lawsuits, dealing with wage and hour issues such as minimum wage and overtime, insurance requirements, and how new labor law legislation will impact your business.

Admission is $25 per person, which includes lunch. Advanced reservations are required, and space is limited. For more information and to register online, visit www.medb.org/gsfs/ or e-mail frank@medb.org.