Employment Attys Could Earn Top Dollar With Facebook Savvy

Law360 (Link to Full Article) While labor and employment legal work doesn't always lend itself to charging premium rates, changes in social media policies and the extension of federal benefits to same-sex spouses may present chances for employment lawyers to increase rates in the future, a new study suggests.

With a significant volume of smaller-sized matters, labor and employment tends to be a practice area in which many corporate clients resist paying the highest rates for firms, according to BTI's Billing Rates Reference 2014, a new report produced by BTI Consulting Group Inc. and Law360. But the report also suggests that there are opportunities — due to changes in the labor and employment landscape that may prompt employers to seek additional counseling — for employment attorneys to up their rates going forward.