MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The law firm of Dorsey & Whitney has been selected, for the second consecutive year, as a Minnesota Work-Life Champion. The statewide program spotlights the efforts of Minnesota employers implementing programs and practices to create flexible and supportive workplaces. Dorsey was also one of four employers receiving the Innovative Initiative Award for programs that recognize the diverse needs of employees. Minnesota Work-Life Champions(TM) rates employers on a number of factors, including employee flexibility and control over work schedules; holiday and illness leave; dependent care assistance; and employee input into workplace issues and organizational operations. Employers are also evaluated using a survey administered to a random sample of employees from each organization. Dorsey is committed to providing each individual an equal opportunity to contribute and succeed. The firm provides educational programs on work-life balance, which underscores management's commitment to fostering a respectful and supportive work environment for staff and attorneys. In addition, the firm has implemented multiple programs and policies that enable and promote work-life balance: a generous parental leave program; flexible work arrangements; telecommuting technologies; childcare subsidies; continuing legal education and staff training; and 360-degree evaluations of managers and supervisors. The Work-Life Champion honor continues recognition of Dorsey's commitment to valuing employees and providing a positive work environment. Dorsey was recently named to the 50-firm list of Best Law Firms for Women by Working Mother magazine, and earned a top rating in the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index, which measures employer performance in ensuring fair and open workplaces for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) employees and consumers. About Dorsey & Whitney LLP Clients have relied on Dorsey (http://www.dorsey.com) since 1912 as a valued business partner. With more than 650 lawyers in 18 locations in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia, Dorsey provides an integrated, proactive approach to its clients' legal and business needs. Dorsey represents a number of the world's most successful Fortune 500 companies from a variety of disciplines, including leaders in the financial services, investment banking, life sciences, securities, technology and energy sectors, as well as nonprofit and government entities.
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