HHK Partners Present Greater Binghamton Chamber Annual Labor and Employment Law Update

On Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Hinman, Howard & Kattell partners Dawn Lanouette, Gary Tyler, Thomas Conlon, Jenny Simone-Warren and associate Michael Keenan were presenters for the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce 25th annual update on Labor and Employment Law, which took place at Traditions at the Glen in Johnson City.

Dawn Lanouette, a member of HHK’s labor and employment, litigation, not-for-profit corporations and foundations, and health care law practice groups served as moderator and also discussed recent Supreme Court decisions impacting labor and employment issues, New York State Labor Law issues and updates from Federal agencies including the EEOC and NLRB.

Gary Tyler, chair of Hinman, Howard & Kattell’s Disability Benefits practice group, reviewed return to work issues that employers face relating to injured workers including legal duties for employers when a work accident occurs, the need for a return to work policy, FMLA and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Michael Keenan, who practices in the areas of intellectual property, litigation, and labor and employment presented attendees with updates on eliminating copyright concerns in the workplace as well as structuring enforceable non-compete agreements.

Jenny Simone-Warren updated employers in attendance about requirements impacting the retention of business records and the preservation of business documents.  Ms. Simone-Warren practices as part of HHK’s litigation, commercial litigation and labor and employment practice groups.

Tom Conlon provided attendees with important updates regarding health care reform for employers and what they still need to do in 2014 as well as how to prepare for new regulations going into effect in 2015.  Mr. Conlon is the chair of Hinman, Howard & Kattell’s Pension and Employee Benefits practice group and a member of the firm’s labor and employment, corporate, general business, taxation and securities law practice groups.

HH&K joins the Chamber each year to jointly put on this informational program for business owners in the Greater Binghamton Area.

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