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Imagine the Occupational Safety and Health Administration fining a U.S. law firm for working its associates too hard. That’s more or less what happened in Australia, where state-level workplace safety regulators took action after concluding that onerous hours are jeopardizing lawyers’ mental health. 

Dan Packel

Dan Packel covers law firms' global strategy and economics. He is based in Philadelphia. Contact him at dpackel@alm.com. On twitter at @packeld

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