Cut Hours, Not Associates, To Save Cash: Report

Law360, New York (March 17, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A California law center is pushing law firms to start reducing hours rather than continuing to engage in the massive layoffs that have marred the last year, arguing that cutting back on hours makes more sense economically than letting dozens of associates go.

On Tuesday, the Project for Attorney Retention, an initiative of the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, released its latest analysis on attorney hiring and firing, maintaining that reducing hours worked will...
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