This month, we were honored with the small business designation of The Best Place for Working Parents™ in Fort Worth, Texas. As a local business to the Fort Worth, Texas area for many years, we are excited and grateful to continue championing and providing support to our attorneys and staff as a hard-working team of parents.
As a small business with under 200 employees, we earned this designation as a recognition of the policies and practices we provide to our employees, specifically working parents.
The team at The Best Place for Working Parents™ begins gathering the results with its first-of-its-kind online business self-assessment that showcases the family friendliness of a business and how a company compares to other companies of similar size and industry in Fort Worth.
As a law firm that respects and encourages our team to work hard, both on the job and at home, we are proud to accept this gracious designation. Our Managing Partner, Travis Patterson, shares his thoughts on accepting the designation.
“We’re honored to be included as one of Fort Worth’s Best Place for Working Parents businesses for the ways we work to support and promote parents,” said Patterson. “I’m proud of the strides we have made to support working parents by offering maternity/paternity leave, nursing mother programs, flexible schedules, and remote work arrangements. In addition, during this challenging time with COVID-19, Patterson Law Group has offered subsidized babysitting to all its working parents. As a father and business owner, I know that by advancing these programs we’re empowering all of our employees in pursuit of a more sustainable work-life balance that will ultimately impact our success as a company and as an economy during these difficult times.”
The attorneys and staff at Patterson Law Group shares in the underlying mission of The Best Place for Working Parents™ to foster and provide support for working parents. Grace Ocanas, Litigation Paralegal, at Patterson Law Group, shared that one of the reasons she came to work for Patterson Law Group was the family values and career growth opportunities for growing families. Grace shares, “One of my favorite pictures of my son was early on in my start at Patterson Law Group when he came to work with me as his pre-school was closed for the day. He sat at the table with Travis, other attorneys and staff during a team meeting. I felt pride not only as my choice in employer but as a working mom that fully acknowledges the “mom-guilt” with being apart from my kids to pursue a career,” said Ocanas. “The support and accommodations Patterson Law Group provides, sometimes without even realizing it, has made me a happier mother. My kids certainly deserve that. Happy that my employer supports me as a mom.”
Fort Worth stands as the 13th largest city in the nation with one of the largest growing economies for employment. The team at Patterson Law Group acknowledges how we can a better impact on our children by providing a flexible work environment with the option to work remotely, benefit 2, benefit 3, etc. Our goal is to create tangible opportunities for our working parents to create a brighter future for their children and all the children of Fort Worth, Texas.
Cheraya Peña, Best Place for Kids and Working Parents™ Program Director, shares her insights into the program.
“As the fastest-growing large city in the nation with the 2nd highest percentage of families with children, The Best Place for Working Parents™ seeks to support businesses with key strategies that support working parents AND businesses’ bottom line. We are thrilled to recognize the businesses that are leading the way to support working parents in Fort Worth and trust that by doing this we will ultimately build Fort Worth as the Best Place for Kids!™.”
The Best Place for Working Parents™ assessment highlights ONLY the family-friendly policies that also have research-proven benefits to businesses bottom line. Each question in the self-assessment ties to policies that positively impact employee attraction, retention, satisfaction, and productivity.
At Patterson Law Group, we built this into how we work. Because of this, we can have a greater impact on the people we serve, the communities we live, and the work we do. Our goal is to help make a difference in our local community.
For more information, view our press release.