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By Julia Broder julia@jayaramlaw.com The phrase ‘work-life balance’ is slowly phasing out of the corporate lexicon as new research encourages employers to pursue holistic company policies regarding their employees’ wellness. Like the old model of “balance,” the new “effectiveness” model allows employees to prioritize their personal and professional time. Unlike the “balance” approach, it does not insinuate that employees must designate equal, in-flexible amounts of time to both areas of life. This flexibility maximizes the quality of their work product. The Catalyst Organization defines Work-Life Effectiveness as a “talent management strategy that focuses on doing the best work at the…
By Wendy Heilbutwendy@jayaramlaw.com During day-to-day functions in the workplace, it is easy to see that diversity is a plus.  For example, it is great when a younger colleague is more familiar with a contemporary cultural reference, or a colleague who celebrates different holidays can remind us that clients sharing his faith won’t want to communicate on a particular day, or a colleague of a different gender identity can provide an external viewpoint and help us escape an echo chamber.  Exposure to a myriad of viewpoints challenges our opinions and allows us to learn and evolve. We’ve all heard the…
Still from Momentum Generation, All Rise Films Congratulations to firm clients Jeff and Michael Zimbalist of All Rise Films, for their wins at the New York Festivals® TV & Film Awards last month! Their film Momentum Generation, which documents the emergent careers of a group of young surfers in the 1990s, took home the Gold World Medals for Best Direction, Best Editing, Best Writing, Sports Documentary, and Feature Documentary.…