NALP Directory of Legal Employers

Directory Year: 2023

Alston & Bird LLP - Charlotte, North Carolina

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Firm Policies

Please describe your firm's policies for summer associates, associates, and/or other non-partner lawyers regarding employment disputes and workplace misconduct
Please describe specifically your firm's policies surrounding non-disclosure agreements as they apply to summer associates, associates, and/or other non-partner lawyers
Please describe specifically your firm's policies surrounding mandatory arbitration agreements as they apply to summer associates, associates, and/or other non-partner lawyers
Please describe any well-being initiatives or programs at your firm

The firm offers a voluntary incentivized wellness program where employees can earn up to a certain dollar amount each year by participating in the program. As part of the program, employees track their steps, create healthy habits, participate in firm wide steps challenges, have access to telephonic health coaches, complete mindfulness sessions, and more. The firm also offers onsite fitness classes and wellness fairs, free or discounted access to gym facilities, onsite biometricl screenings and flu shots, and reimbursement for Weight Watchers and Smoking Cessation.  Additionally, each office has a health station, equipped with a Wi-Fi enabled digital scale and blood pressure machine for employees to utilize at their convenience. The firm cares about the overall health and wellness of our employees and enjoys making these resources available.

The firm launched the Guide + Thrive Program which consists of two components to support the menta health of firm attorneys and staff.  The Guide Care Concierge program consists of Master's Level or above clinicians who provide short-term mental health support for attorneys and household members.  These individuals assist in identifying and sourcing the right care for the member. The Thrive Consulting programs embeds a dedicated, consultant/counselor in each firm office. This Master's level or above clinician provides support in the areas of career coaching, team building, problem solving, and more both virtualy and on-site.

Alumni Relations

Does your organization have a formal alumni program? Yes
Does your organization have a dedicated alumni relations staff? Yes
What benefits are available to your organization's attorney alumni? (check all that apply) Alumni website or portal|CLE/Professional development training|Diversity & Inclusion programs/events|Industry/practice area focused programs|Job board/listings|Mentoring program|Networking/social events|Pro-bono matters
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