The Philadelphia Business Journal Names Fox Among 2020 Healthiest Employer HonoreesMay 29, 2020 – Press Releases
A testament to its ongoing commitment to the health and welfare of its attorneys and staff, Fox Rothschild LLP was named a 2020 Healthiest Employer honoree by the Philadelphia Business Journal. This is the second consecutive year the firm was featured among the healthiest employers in the region.
This distinction recognizes companies and organizations that prioritize employee health and provide programs that help them meet their wellness goals. The survey, administered by Healthiest Employers, evaluated the firm’s programming in the following categories: culture and leadership commitment; foundational components; strategic planning; communication and marketing; programming and interventions; and reporting and analysis.
In November 2019, Fox signed the American Bar Association’s Pledge for Well-Being, which aims to address substance-use disorders and mental health issues among lawyers. As a signatory of the pledge, the firm launched an expanded Fox Fit & Well Program that offers a comprehensive suite of tools and programs to enable wellness on multiple fronts: physical, social, emotional, financial, intellectual, occupational, environmental and spiritual. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the firm pivoted the program to help attorneys and staff navigate the unprecedented circumstances by offering tips and resources for working at home, virtual yoga/mindfulness sessions, mental well-being webinars and resources, financial well-being webinars and more.
Since launching the wellness program in 2009, the firm has worked with its health care carriers and various vendors, including The Vitality Group, to pursue its mission of educating, inspiring and incentivizing attorneys and staff to adopt healthy lifestyles. The firm’s Vitality program helps employees establish personal goals by following individualized action plans. These wellness activities include physical fitness (tracking steps and gym workouts), mental health (mindfulness, sleep tracking, mental well-being reviews) and prevention (health screenings), in addition to personal health coaching and other services.
The firm’s Employee Assistance Program provides additional resources for mental well-being, including one-on-one support from licensed professional counselors and online behavioral health services. Fox also has a dedicated Benefits Manager with direct responsibility and ownership of its wellness program, demonstrating the high priority the firm places on employee health and well-being.
The firm has received numerous accolades since the inception of the Fox Fit & Well program a decade ago. Most recently, the firm was among the 2019 Healthiest Employers in the Philadelphia, New York and South Florida regions. The program was recognized in previous years by Crain’s Chicago Business, SmartCEO Magazine, Silicon Valley Business Journal, Washington Business Journal and Pittsburgh Business Times in each of their healthiest employer honors.