US firm O'Melveny & Myers helps new parents back into work

September 1, 2011 Los Angeles firm O’Melveny & Myers has introduced a new program called Momentum One, which aims to help parents transition back to work.

The program is a partnership with behavioral health company AbilTo, and pairs new parents with ‘transition specialists’, who are also licensed clinical social workers, “to help new parents recognize and successfully manage the challenges of transitioning from parental leave back to work.”

The move acknowledges that failure to implement a successful transition program for new mothers costs business and average of $4,347 in extra healthcare expenses, $4,500 in avoidable turnover and $11,455 in lost productivity for every woman who takes maternity leave and returns to work.


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