Work-Life Balance

Proskauer aims to help lawyers returning from caregiver leave with this benefit

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Proskauer Rose is helping lawyers returning from primary-caregiver leave by paying them full salary but requiring them to work a 75 percent schedule.

The program is called “CaRe,” which stands for Caregiver Return, according to a press release and the Am Law Daily (sub. req.).

The firm gives primary caregivers 18 weeks off work. The reduced-schedule benefit will last for six months.

Joanne Ollman, the Proskauer’s chief professional resources officer, says the new program addresses feedback from lawyers about the difficulties of transitioning back to work after an extended leave.

“What associates were telling us is it’s the transition back that’s so difficult,” Ollman told the Am Law Daily. “They have the pressure to keep their hours up when they’re trying to care for a newborn.”

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