Bloomberg Law
Nov. 24, 2017, 3:02 PM

Big Law Firms Have Sharp Divide on Parental Leave Policies

Many Big Law firms promote generous paid parental leave policies to woo young lawyers hoping to start a family, but those benefits often don’t apply at the same levels to staff providing support work, an analysis by Big Law Business has found.

At the 44 AmLaw 100 firms that shared their leave policies with Big Law Business, primary caregivers who are lawyers receive an average of 5.7 to 8.3 more weeks of paid leave than their staff counterparts, depending on the staff member’s employment status.

Lawyers who are birth-mother primary caregivers receive an average of 17 weeks paid parental leave, ...

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