Firm Vacation Policies Not Always A Day At The Beach

Law360, New York (February 7, 2011, 5:32 PM EST) -- When Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP said it would adopt a discretionary vacation policy in 2011, cynics saw the move as a way to deny nonpartners their hard-earned, unused vacation time. But cost pressures and client demands on law firms today may call for such a flexible approach to paid time off, experts say.

Dewey told its attorneys Dec. 30 that, beginning in the new year, associates and counsel were free to take a “reasonable amount of paid time off,” replacing a system that let attorneys accrue...
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