Weil, Gotshal and Manges updates work-from-home policy

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Global law firm Weil, Gotshal and Manges has announced that it will enhance its work-from-home policy to allow US lawyers to work remotely every Friday.

Effective 5 September, all US lawyers will be expected to work from the office Monday through to Thursday and will have the option to work from home each Friday.

Associates and counsel will have an additional 12 flexible remote days annually that they may also use, subject to business needs. After 5 September, associates and counsel will have four flexible remote days for balance. The additional flex days must be used within each calendar year and cannot be carried over into the following year.

In addition, the firm will provide all US lawyers and administrative staff with the option of working remotely for the last two weeks of August, the week of Thanksgiving and the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

According to the firm, its management committee has approved the updates and its office reopening task force monitoring has been progress made since the pandemic, as well as the in-office policies of other law firms.

Weil, Gotshal and Manges’ management committee said: “Over the past year, we have all seen the many benefits that come with people working regularly in-person, especially with the predictability of knowing people will be in consistently on the same days. Training for our lawyers at all levels has benefited from the full return, as have mentorship, morale and professional development.

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“Our policy for administrative staff in the US remains unchanged. As regards our offices outside the US, we will continue to follow the marketplace practices and in-office guidelines for the jurisdictions of our offices in Europe and Asia.”

Other benefits that Weil, Gotshal and Manges offers its US workforce include health insurance, a 401K plan, maternity and paternity leave, an employee discount and a diversity programme.