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“Firms Replace ‘Random Acts of Entertainment’ as They Focus on Clients’ Needs,” Daily Report
August 3, 2018

Terry O. Brantley provided insight for a Daily Report article on August 3, 2018, addressing Swift Currie’s commitment to strong client relationships. Relationship partners at the firm work to ensure a true partnership with each client backed by a deep understanding of their needs, what they want to focus on and how they prefer to communicate.

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“What to Do in Case of an On-Site Injury,” Risk Management
August 2, 2018

In an article published for Risk Management on August 1, 2018, Dan Kingsley provided insight on steps for property owners to take following an on-site injury to ensure compliance. Property owners and occupiers face exposure and risk for a facility based on their responsibility to exercise ordinary care to protect people from unreasonable risks of harm of which the owner is aware, including inspecting the premises to discover potentially dangerous conditions and taking steps to rectify the situation. It is important to document these efforts as they occur.

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“What Lawyers and Firms Should Do to Balance Law and Family,” Daily Report
August 1, 2018

In an article published by the Daily Report on July 31, 2018, Pamela Lee and Crystal McElrath discussed two key solutions for lawyers and law firms to ensure a healthy work/family balance. The first concept calls on mothers and caregivers to set their own narrative, including identifying goals, recognizing their value and managing expectations as both a parent/caretaker and an attorney. The second solution to help drive health balance is mutual flexibility between the individual caregivers and the firms employing them to generate trust and respect.

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“Expecting Accommodations: Best Practices for Accommodating Pregnant Employees,” Employee Benefit Plan Review
July 26, 2018

Anandhi Rajan and Crystal Stevens McElrath authored an article for the June 2018 issue of Employee Benefit Plan Review discussing considerations for employers to be compliant and accommodating when it comes to managing pregnant employees.

Employers are subject to anti-discrimination regulations favoring pregnant employees on the federal, state and city level. These regulations often relate to requiring employers to approve light duty work for pregnant employees when available, as well as prohibiting employers from denying promotions or otherwise discriminating against women on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

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“Getting a Grip on Claims,” Mike Rosetti
July 25, 2018

In an article published in the Summer 2018 edition of WC (Workers’ Compensation) Magazine titled, "Getting a Grip on Claims," by Louise Esola, partner Mike Rosetti was quoted discussing workers' compensation settlements and proper negotiation to avoid prolonged disputes. When executed properly, workers' compensation settlements can bring peace of mind to both the employer and employee involved, but there are a number of factors to consider to ensure this happens.

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