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Should Law Firms Offer Free Lunch, Snacks?

By William Vogeler, Esq. on November 09, 2017 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Should law firms provide free snacks to their employees?

Yes. Next question. Is there no such thing as free lunch?

Objection. Vague, or at least the answer is yes and no. At law firms, not so much.

Free Lunch?

No doubt, perks matter. According to Glassdoor, three out of five employee's rank perks as a top consideration before accepting a job.

Lawyers are a little different. Food is not as tempting to new hires as a bonus or flexible schedule.

But law firms could save money and boost morale by providing free lunches, especially for associates who work through lunch to make billable hours. Then it becomes about the eats to make ends meet.

Food delivery services, like Uber Eats, are popular because they allow customers to custom-order. But if you have a larger group, it may pay to cater occasionally.

Every Day?

Literally, no one picks up the lunch bill every day. Once a week may be all it takes to perk up the staff.

On the other hand-out, there are mutual benefits to feeding employees more often. Zoe Meeken of says healthy workers are happier workers.

"Instead of leaving work and spending time waiting in line for fast food, your employees can chat about business with their coworkers over a leisurely, healthy meal," Meeken reports. "Many studies show that eating healthier foods leads to more activity and concentration when workers are at their desks."

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