2022 Healthiest Employers Award

Press Release
July 27, 2022

Miami, FL - Bilzin Sumberg is proud to announce that it has been named as the healthiest employer among mid-sized companies (with 100-499 employees) in South Florida by Healthiest Employers in partnership with the South Florida Business Journal. The award stands in line with Bilzin Sumberg's commitment to the health and well-being of its employees, and follows on the firm’s being named one of Healthiest Employers' Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America in 2020. As part of its award process, Healthiest Employers, the company that determines the rankings, evaluates employers according to six categories related to workplace health: culture and leadership commitment, foundational components, strategic planning, communications and marketing, programming and interventions, and reporting and analytics. 

Approached by the South Florida Business Journal regarding Bilzin Sumberg’s recognition as the healthiest mid-sized employer in the region, Jackie Gallego, the firm’s Chief Human Resources Officer, emphasized that, “Bilzin Sumberg’s goal has always been to engage employees in a holistic approach to wellness in a convenient and accessible way. We accomplish this goal by making health and fitness easily available in the workplace.” 

Gallego highlighted the adoption of virtual wellness tools for employees to mitigate any adverse lifestyle effects from the sedentary nature of pandemic-induced remote work, such as one-on-one guided stretching sessions, webinars on how to boost your immune system, one year of free access to the Peloton and Apple Fitness+ apps, and Weight Watchers’ digital program. Mental health has also been a priority for the firm, offering its employees an internal webpage with articles, hotlines, and other mental health resources.

Among its more innovative initiatives, Bilzin Sumberg also implemented a nine-week Body Transformation Challenge for those interested in losing weight or transforming their body through weekly 30-minute workshops that focused on nutrition and fitness. Each participant was assigned a health coach to keep them motivated throughout the challenge, with employees who saw the most positive changes recognized by the firm.

Healthiest Employers is a data aggregation company that supports the wellness community with trends data and employer research. Its eponymous initiative Healthiest Employers is a trusted awards program that recognizes people-first organizations taking a more proactive approach to employee health, with the goal of serving as a resource for organizations focused on improving their employees’ health. Each year, Healthiest Employers analyzes thousands of employers to recognize the healthiest employers in America.

About Bilzin Sumberg

Bilzin Sumberg counsels clients whose business and legal opportunities and challenges span the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia. The firm's growth has paralleled that of its Miami home base, a region known for its rich cultural, social, and professional diversity. Bilzin Sumberg stands at the center of virtually every major transaction shaping Florida and is at the forefront of the state’s most pressing economic issues – from infrastructure, transit and mobility, to affordability and the diversification of the state’s economy. Bilzin Sumberg lawyers concentrate on services at the heart of both regional and international commerce, including real estate, land development and government relations, environmental, construction, corporate and securities, finance, joint ventures, domestic and international tax and private wealth planning, antitrust, business litigation, and public-private partnerships. For more information, please visit bilzin.com.

Jackie F. Gallego
Chief Human Resources Officer
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