Life in the law: work/life balance for lawyers?

Peter McGraw, Danielle Heidtman

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Abstract

The study surveys legal firms in the state of New South Wales and assesses the provision of Work/Life Balance options and the factors that predict their uptake. The paper addresses four research questions; does a greater range of WLB options offered by a firm lead to a higher take up rate by employees?; how important is top management support for WLB in influencing employee uptake?; how important is top management support for equal reward and promotion of employees using WLB options in predicting its use?; how does the level of support in an employees' personal life affect their perception of the value of WLB options? Results are discussed within the context of wider cross-industry studies which reveal contrasting findings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th Pacific Employment Relations Association Conference
Place of PublicationSunshine Coast, Qld.
PublisherPacific Employment Relations Association
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventPacific Employment Relations Association Conference (7th : 2007) - Gold Coast, Qld.
Duration: 14 Nov 200716 Nov 2007

Conference

ConferencePacific Employment Relations Association Conference (7th : 2007)
CityGold Coast, Qld.
Period14/11/0716/11/07

Keywords

  • work/life balance
  • legal firms
  • New South Wales

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