Norton Rose Fulbright’s Montreal office has been named one of the best places to work in Montreal in 2021 by Mediacorp Canada.
The global law firm is proud to be one of the Montreal businesses to have set an example by offering their employees progressive workplace programs and policies. Winning employers were announced in a special magazine published in The Gazette and are listed online at www.eluta.ca.
Mediacorp Canada says that Norton Rose Fulbright was selected for editorial reasons, including for its flexible approach to work-life balance and the long-term career development opportunities it offers.
Well-being and inclusion are cornerstones of our culture and are incorporated into everything we do, examples of this being our annual work to support good mental health and the various online diversity‑related events across six continents.
Solomon Sananes, managing partner of the Montreal office, said:
“We have done our best, despite the uncertain times brought about by the pandemic and teleworking, to meaningfully enhance the lives of our team members by offering a range of tools, some technological and others designed to reduce their isolation. This recognition speaks to those efforts.”
Not only does the firm stand apart for its competitive compensation and full suite of benefits that includes group insurance, a health-spending account, 15 days of paid vacation for employees with one year of service, a retirement plan and the reimbursement of physical activity fees (including the reimbursement of online classes and sporting equipment), management has also responded to the exceptional circumstances of the pandemic by adding an allowance for the purchase of office equipment and electronic devices in order to optimize teleworking. The firm also offers a flexible work schedule so that employees can adjust their schedule to meet the needs of their family. And since mental health is also very important, Breathe-Respirez, a mental health network, was created to regularly promote wellness activities among employees.
Greater Montreal’s Top Employers is an editorial competition organized by Mediacorp Canada, publisher of employment-related periodicals. Applicants are evaluated using eight criteria: physical workplace; work atmosphere and social activities; health, financial and family benefits; vacation and time off; employee communications; performance management; training and skills development; and community involvement.