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Front Page - Friday, December 23, 2016

Baker Donelson honored as a top workplace for parents

Baker Donelson been named to Fortune’s first-ever list of the best workplaces for parents.

Baker Donelson is ranked 43rd on Fortune’s 50 Best Workplaces for Parents, which is based on anonymous employee feedback as well as the benefits provided to mothers and fathers.

Among the parent-friendly policies that helped Baker Donelson earn its ranking is the firm’s parental leave policy, which offers 16 weeks of paid leave for both male and female attorneys to take as primary caregivers and also allows intermittent leave for both primary and non-primary caregiver attorneys.

In 2016, as many men as women took advantage of the parental leave policy. Baker Donelson also put parental leave mentors in place in every office to help attorneys transition in and out of leave and is studying implementing free express breast milk shipping for mothers who travel for business.

The 50 Best Workplaces for Parents list, published by Fortune in partnership with consulting firm Great Place to Work, is based on feedback from 122,482 working parents at Great Place to Work-Certified companies that completed a Trust Index Employee Survey. Mothers, fathers and their colleagues answered 58 questions about the reality of their day-to-day workplace experience, including organization-wide support for work-life balance, the quality of benefits, the fairness of opportunities for professional development and advancement, and their overall assessment of the quality of their workplace.

Source: Baker Donelson