This weekend, I had an fascinating dialog with a buddy (who I noticed in PERSON; science is wonderful) about what it means to be “post” COVID. As my prolonged buddy/household unit group is quickly turning into absolutely vaccinated (and that I’ve at all times labored not less than part-time remotely) I argued that we’re already societally there — or not less than almost there. My companion mentioned it wouldn’t be till work went again to regular, and naturally, what “normal” means may be very much up within the air. But with June already right here, Biglaw companies try their greatest to determine what which means.
And they’re struggling to determine it out as much as all of us are.
Take Kelley Drye’s workplace reopening plan. The agency, ranked 141 within the Am Law 200 with $221,916,000 in gross income final 12 months, put out steerage on returning to the workplace. According to a agency consultant:
“Kelley Drye is encouraging its lawyers and administrative staff and professionals to use the summer months to ease back to an in-office work schedule by coming to the office from time to time. After Labor Day, we expect to move to a fuller return to the office with flexibility for remote work.”
Which mainly boils right down to, do one of the best you may…. and hopefully we’ll be again after Labor Day. Not probably the most concrete, however maybe probably the most actual world. We’ve not but heard if the agency has issued formal steerage on vaccinations or masks.
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