Get Your 2015 Wage Theft Prevention Act Forms Ready to Go

New York employers gave a collective cheer this past summer when both houses of the legislature passed an amendment to the Wage Theft Prevention Act that, in part, eliminated the need for the annual wage notices to be distributed by employers to employees between January 1 and February 1 of each year. The amendment will [...]

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HHK Partner Will Participate As Speaker For Upcoming BCBA Continuing Legal Education Program

Dawn Lanouette will participate as a speaker at the Broome County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Program on Attorney Ethics on December 5, 2014.  The program will focus on ethical use of technology for attorneys in a wide variety of settings.  Ms. Lanouette will cover ethical social media advertising for attorneys.

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OFCCP Extends Time Period for Comments on Equal Pay Report Proposal

The Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has extended the period of time for stakeholders to comment on the proposal that would require covered federal contractors and their subcontractors to submit an “Equal Pay Report”.  The proposed Equal Pay Report would require federal contractors with more than 100 employees that file EEO-1 Reports to [...]

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HIPAA Privacy in Light of the Ebola Crisis

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights has issued a Bulletin addressing HIPAA Privacy in light of the Ebola Crisis.  The Bulletin addresses when private health information may be disclosed to public health officials, to foreign governments, to persons at risk of contracting the disease and to family and friends [...]

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Paul Sheppard Participates In Panel On New York’s Scaffold Law

Hinman, Howard and Kattell attorney Paul Sheppard was invited to participate in a panel on the New York Scaffold Law (Labor Law Sec. 240) at the annual meeting of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Greater Binghamton (IIABGB).  Paul is the chair of the HH&K Tax Assessment and Certiorari Practice Group.  He also handles [...]

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Representation Profiles: Rebecca Koval

Welcome to the latest edition of HHK’s blog series dedicated to giving you up close and personal insight of the people behind our one hundred thirteen year old institution. The individuals we profile here have dedicated themselves to continuing Hinman, Howard & Kattell’s motto … Achieving clients’ goals since 1901. Rebecca Koval is an Associate [...]

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Taylor Swift’s Departure From SPOTIFY® Illustrates The Difficult Decisions Copyright Holders Face When Deciding How Best To Monetize Their Work.

Taylor Swift’s record label, Big Machine Label Group, caused a minor uproar in the music industry this week when it decided to remove all of Swift’s music from the streaming service Spotify®.  The move (which comes fresh on the heels of Big Machine’s release of Swift’s latest album, 1989, which has already sold more than [...]

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Hinman, Howard and Kattell Receives Economic Champions Award

Hinman, Howard and Kattell is pleased to have received an Economic Champions award presented by the Centerstate Corporation for Economic Opportunity. The award is presented to businesses for advancing the region’s economy.  HH&K was nominated for its continuing and growing presence in Syracuse, New York.

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HHK Congratulates Christopher Roma on Passing NYS Bar Exam

Hinman, Howard & Kattell is pleased to congratulate Christopher Roma on successfully passing the New York State Bar Exam.  Chris is a 2014 graduate of Pace University Law School.  Chris has many local ties as a alumni of Binghamton University and Union-Endicott High School.  Chris is pictured here with his proctor, Larry Anderson.

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Remembering Dick Ringwood …

Hinman, Howard & Kattell is saddened at the passing of our friend and colleague Richard S. (“Dick”) Ringwood.  For many years Dick has served as special counsel at the firm.  During his career Mr. Ringwood was very active in civil litigation, representing insurance companies before turning to plaintiffs’ representation.  He also counseled school districts and worked [...]

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