National Healthcare Decision Day

Today is National Healthcare Decision Day. Have you thought about what you want? Do you have your healthcare proxy?  Spend some time today discussing difficult conversations with your loved ones.

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NLRB Continues to Attack Non-Unionized Employer’s Common Work Rules

HH&K previously reported about the NLRB General Counsel’s advice memoranda that collected and analyzed recent Board cases finding common employee handbook provisions illegal.  See http://blog.hhk.com/?p=868.  As we noted, most of the employers caught in the NLRB’s web have been non-unionized employers.  Since that post, the Board has continued its assault on employer work rules.   [...]

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HH&K Partners Jim Franz and Dawn Lanouettte At Tioga County HR Roundtable Event

Partner Dawn Lanouette took part in the Tioga County Human Resources Roundtable on Social Media on Wednesday, April 8.  Panelists discussed recent developments in recruiting, hiring, policies, discipline and termination related to social media.  HH&K Partner James Franz chaired the event which was held at Tioga Downs Casino.

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Federal Panel Reports Data Everyone Already Knew: Veggie-Based Diet is Healthy and Environmentally Friendly. Meat Industry Lashes Back Anyway.

Earlier this week the federally-appointed Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee issued a report which found that high-plant, low-meat diets are both healthier for individuals and have less adverse impact on the environment.  This is not news.  Efforts to resolve America’s healthcare crisis have shone a spotlight on the benefits derived from eating plant-based diets and the [...]

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Lauren E. Allu Starts As Special Counsel for Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP

Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP and Lauren E. Allu are pleased to announce that Ms. Allu has joined the firm as Special Counsel in the Saddle Brook, New Jersey office effective March 23, 2015. Ms. Allu concentrates her practice in residential and commercial real estate, including acquisitions, dispositions, financing, leasing and municipal land use.  Ms. [...]

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Paul Sheppard Attends ALI Advanced Employment Law and Litigation Conference

HH&K Partner Paul Sheppard recently attended the Advanced Employment Law and Litigation Conference sponsored by the American Law Institute in Washington, D.C.  Mr. Sheppard is Chair of Hinman, Howard & Kattell’s Real Property Tax Assessment and Condemnation Practice Group and a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Sheppard handles a variety of complex litigated [...]

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Downtown Binghamton Restaurant Week In Progress

Spring is here, and that means it’s time to celebrate Downtown Binghamton Restaurant Week, March 24-April 2.  https://www.facebook.com/events/945455758820585/

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HHK Scenes From 2015 Lourdes Ball

Hinman, Howard & Kattell attorneys and guests enjoyed the 2015 Lourdes Ball held on February 28 at the Holiday Inn Arena in Binghamton.  The annual Ball is the Lourdes Hospital Auxillary’s largest fundraiser for Lourdes Hospital, with proceeds from the 2015 gala going towards purchase of an ultramodern GPS bronchoscope for Lourdes’ cancer center.  Hinman, [...]

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Marty Kane To Present At BCBA Elder Law CLE Program Today

HH&K Special Counsel Marty Kane will be presenting as part of a Broome County Bar Association continuing education seminar on Elder Law on Thursday, March 5, 2015.  Marty’s segment will cover the rules and regulations regarding Medicaid and Homestead exemptions. Marty is an experienced elder law and estate planning and estate administration attorney.  He counsels [...]

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Affordable Care Act Subsidies Before US Supreme Court Today

The Supreme Court is hearing argument this morning in the case of King v. Burwell, which challenges the validity of subsidies offered to millions of Americans under the Affordable Care Act.  The question is whether the statute, which provides for subsidies to individuals who purchase insurance through a state exchange, includes individuals who purchase insurance [...]

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