CA Firm Offers Lawyers Cushy Perks
Posted Nov 9, 2007 8:57 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss
A California law firm is offering its 80 lawyers free breakfasts, on-site massages and manicures, health club memberships and errand runs.
Lawyer Stuart Liner came up with the idea after a conversation about work-life balance with a fellow partner last summer, the Recorder reports. Liner is founder of the Westwood firm Liner Yankelevitz Sunshine & Regenstreif.
The two lawyers had discussed how difficult it is to balance work, family, errands and pleasures. So Liner decided to make it easier.
He hired a concierge service with two full-times employees, paid $100,000 for the health memberships and arranged for the other perks. The program began on a trial basis in September. Now Liner has decided to make it permanent.
"We're looking at it as a way to retain lawyers and get the most out of them without cutting into their personal lives," he told the Recorder. "There's more productivity, people have better health, and they're in better spirits."