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Trends in Paid Parental Leave Come to the Legal Industry: A Call to Action for Law Firms?

As Chief Diversity and Professional Development Officer at Ogletree Deakins, I have seen that law firms specifically, and the legal industry, generally, face external pressures from clients, outside counsel, and diversity groups to maintain diversity initiatives. Recently, some of that pressure has been coming from sources internal to law firms—namely, their own attorneys. As more companies offer their employees attractive leave benefits, law firms are following suit by offering their attorneys robust parental leave benefits. Here are some cutting-edge questions for companies promoting a work-life balance to consider in terms of their parental leave allowances, and trends in the promotion and advancement of women in law, including the Mansfield Rule and how it can positively impact the legal profession.

Is Amazon the Scapegoat in the Debate on Employee Leave Entitlements? What's the Lesson Here for Employers?

Amazon has been making headlines lately. And it’s not because the company is offering generous discounts on Amazon prime delivery.

USDOL Prevailing-Wage Enforcement Likely To Increase

Indications are that the U.S. Labor Department will be stepping-up its investigative activity among employers who are subject to federal prevailing-wage and fringe-benefits requirements. Comments made at the agency's ongoing series of Prevailing Wage Conferences currently being held across the country suggest that its enforcement activity could rise by more than 80% in the near future.