Law Firm Continues to Prioritize a “Family-First” Culture

 

Spokane, Wash. – July 18, 2016 – Lee & Hayes PLLC, an industry‐leading intellectual property law firm, this week announced a new paid parental leave policy that affects both attorneys and staff. The new policy will grant female attorneys up to 12 weeks of paid leave and caters to each family’s unique caregiver situation.

Under the new policy, male and female attorneys will receive up to 6 weeks of paid leave as Primary Caregivers and 2 weeks as Secondary Caregivers following the birth or adoption of a child. Female attorneys, who also function as the Primary Caregivers, can receive up to 12 weeks of paid leave for childbirth. The policy gives attorneys the freedom to schedule how they take the time off (i.e. continuous or intermittent).

The updated parental leave benefits extend to Lee & Hayes staff members. In addition to paid time off, male and female staff will receive up to 6 weeks of paid leave as Primary Caregivers and 2 weeks as Secondary Caregivers following the birth or adoption of a child. Female staff members, who also function as the Primary Caregivers, can receive up to 8 weeks of paid leave.

Lee & Hayes has consistently prioritized a work environment that values family. Lewis Lee, the firm’s co-founder and CEO, says, “At Lee & Hayes, we strive to put family first. We believe our new parental leave policy is among the best in the market for attorneys and staff, and I’m thrilled to be able to provide this for our employees.”

Shelby Ness, the Chief Operating Officer (COO), emphasized how the new policy was created to benefit all families, including single parent households and same-sex couples. “These policies were adopted as an affirmation of the firm’s commitment to support its employees both in their decision to become parents and in their work as professionals,” said Ness.

The new parental leave policies are retroactive to January 1st, enabling employees who have had babies in the year 2016 to receive the new benefits as well.

About Lee & Hayes

Lee & Hayes, PLLC, is a dynamic growing law firm providing industry leading intellectual property counsel, as well as complementary legal services in corporate and securities, government relations and litigation. The firm focuses on providing strategic services to assist clients in finding business solutions. Attorneys offer a full range of IP assistance, analysis and counseling, together with corporate services ranging from business formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities, and IP and commercial litigation. Lee & Hayes’ clients develop technologies, products, and services in many different fields, including electronics, computer software/hardware, network technologies, semiconductor technologies, digital media, business and financial services, e‐commerce and mobile commerce, telecommunications, aerospace, life sciences and nanotechnology.

The 150‐person firm employs 87 attorneys and patent agents in offices in Atlanta; Austin; Portland‐metro; Rochester, N.Y.; Seattle; Spokane; and Washington, D.C.‐metro.

For more information, visit www.leehayes.com.

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Jan Haney, janh@leehayes.com, 509‐944‐4668