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Swale Appointed Chair of Wage and Hour Practice Group

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Sarah Swale has been appointed chair of the Firm’s Wage and Hour Practice Group.

Swale focuses her practice on employment litigation and counseling.  She defends clients against EEOC claims, discrimination, harassment, hostile work environment and wrongful termination in violation of public policy claims, and wage and hour violations.  Swale also advises employers regarding compliance with federal and state employment laws, provides sexual harassment training, drafts employee handbooks and personnel policies, and prepares separation and release agreements.  In addition to being chair of Lane Powell’s Wage and Hour Group, Swale is also a member of the Firm’s Long Term Care and Seniors Housing Client Service Team.

Swale also litigates ERISA and employee benefits issues.  She represents employers, employee benefit plans, insured plans, insurers and administrators in actions involving disability, life, health and stock/compensation employee claims, claims for breach of fiduciary duty, and actions seeking civil penalties under ERISA.  Swale also provides advice to ERISA plans, employers, fiduciaries and insurers regarding disability claims, health claims, compliance with Department of Labor regulations and civil enforcement actions.