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IN RECOGNITION OF FREEDOM

Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Emancipation Proclamation and has been celebrated in various parts of the country since 1865.  The day has been observed as a celebration of the liberation of those who were enslaved in America and was recognized as a federal holiday on June 17, 2021, when


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MAY WE TAKE CARE OF OURSELVES

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  Since the start of the pandemic, millions of people have felt the toll of stress, isolation, and uncertainty on their mental health.  In recognition of this reality, law makers, as well as public and private employers, have enacted policy and created programs to promote wellbeing.  We at Mullen &


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WITH EQUITY COMES JUSTICE

In a historic first, the U.S. Senate confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, making her the first black woman to sit on our nation’s highest court since it was assembled in 1790.  Judge Jackson will be the 116th justice to serve on the Supreme Court after she replaces Justice Stephen Breyer, who


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LOOKING BACK, HEADED FORWARD

It has been two years since the governor put in place stay-at-home orders, and it is surreal to reflect on the transformation our society has endured to prevail against the coronavirus since that time. We started off strong, as people learned to bake, knit, and master online workout routines.  As the pandemic raged on, we


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A TIME TO REMEMBER

February is Black History month, a time to acknowledge the importance of black history and focus our attention on the contributions of African Americans in the United States.  In Furman v. Georgia (1972), Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first African American justice appointed to the US Supreme Court, wrote “In recognizing the humanity of


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NEW BEGINNINGS

January was named after the Roman god Janus, known as the protector of gates and doorways, who fittingly represented new beginnings.  As we reflect on last year and embrace the changes that came along with it, we look forward to what the future holds.  What is clear is that the opening months of 2022 will


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YEAR END TRENDS

December is the 12th and final month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars.  The origin of its name comes from the Latin word decum, or ten, as it was originally the tenth month of the year in the Romulus calendar, which began in March.  Interestingly, the two-month period following December was a


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OF GRATITUDE AND RATE CHANGES

As we enter the holiday season, we hope that you’re able to spend quality time with your loved ones, whether it be in-person or via Zoom.  November is National Gratitude Month, and we at Mullen and Filippi are grateful for the contributions of each of you.  We wish you a very happy and safe holiday


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PUMPKIN DISPATCH

On October 11, 2021, we celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day, recognizing the timeless contributions and resilience of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians across generations. Mullen and Filippi is pleased to recognize and support all indigenous workers, as we appreciate the diversity that each culture brings to the workers’ compensation community and to our nation.


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CHANGING OF THE GUARD

We, at Mullen and Filippi, would like to thank the former author of this bulletin, Jim Cotter, for his diligence and dedication in creating a useful and enjoyable summary and analysis of all relevant news in relation to the practice of workers’ compensation law.  I will now take up the mantle and look forward to


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