Action Step – Don’t Overlook Overwork: Why and How to Compensate Reduced Hours Lawyers for Extra Work
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WHY AND HOW TO COMPENSATE REDUCED HOURS LAWYERS FOR EXTRA WORK
It’s becoming increasingly dangerous for legal employers to overlook overwork by reduced hours lawyers. Issues of retention and competition for legal talent, which are always of concern, are taking on greater importance now that more firms are competing in the hot lateral market with effective work-life control programs and “new model” legal services providers are attracting lawyers who want to work fewer hours. A more serious threat looms, however: equal pay claims.
Legal employers have provided extra compensation using a variety of methods. Some examples are…
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