Elliot Dinkin

Elliot Dinkin is president and CEO of Cowden Associates, a Pittsburgh-based company specializing in helping corporate clients find the best solutions for compensation, health care benefits, retirement and pension issues and Taft-Hartley fund consulting.

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Cowden Associates CEO Elliot Dinkin discusses the liability health care organizations assume when enlisting the services of a “business associate” and shares a couple of cautionary tales that make clear why third-party due diligence is so critical. Businesses with access to patient health data risk Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) violations that can lead to steep federal and state penalties....

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State-level opposition to a proposed Department of Labor overtime ruling leaves employers uncertain and concerned about compliance and increased labor costs. Cowden Associates’ Elliot Dinkin discusses what employers should do to prepare. The long-awaited updates to the U.S. Department of Labor Fair Labor Standard Act white-collar exemption will be published in the next few months. We expect the updates to include salary-level...

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