Nemeth Burwell PC, a Detroit law firm specializing in labor and employment issues, strives to make its 16 employees feel appreciated. In addition to competitive compensation and paid health-care benefits, the firm has implemented a number of employee-friendly policies, including:
* Paid parking (a real boon in a downtown location).
* A tuition reimbursement program.
* Flexible schedules for employees going to school and employees with children.
* Flexible schedules to encourage employees to participate in nonprofit organizations.
But it doesn't end there. Nemeth Burwell believes the work environment should always be enjoyable and it even puts this philosophy in its mission statement, which declares that one of the firm's goals is "to have fun while providing the highest quality and efficient legal services to employers."
"We do a number of things to achieve this goal," says attorney Patricia Nemeth, president and managing partner. "We have pizza days, yogurt or Smoothie run days. We all go to the baseball game...