9-To-5 In-House Workweek Becomes A Myth

By Melissa Maleske (October 13, 2015, 9:29 PM EDT) -- That 9-to-5 fantasy of in-house life is fading fast: The Association of Corporate Counsel reports that in-house workweeks average about 49 hours worldwide, and nearly half of in-house counsels say their workload is increasing.

According to the 2015 ACC Global Census, U.S. lawyers fall around the middle of the pack, working 50 hours a week on average. In-house counsels in India work the most, about 54 hours a week, followed by Belgium and Italy, where 53 hours are the norm, the report said. On the other end of the scale, in-house lawyers work 47 hours a week or less in Israel,...

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