Although nearly 71% of Americans face at least one legal need in a year, most do not seek legal assistance, according to an American Bar Association study.
According to a 2011 Harris Interactive study, an employee benefit package with a legal plan can help an employee:
- Limit the time taken off from work to deal with personal legal matters
- Increase their personal confidence
- Resolve legal issues they encounter
- Obtain a more favorable outcome to their legal problems
- Reduce symptoms associated with stress as a consequence of their legal issues
- Save themselves both time and money
PEACE OF MIND
Some employees may avoid dealing with a legal issue at hand because they are not sure of the next steps to take or they are concerned about finding a qualified attorney who can help them.
Thankfully, offering a prepaid legal plan gives an alternative in this situation so that an employee can get his or her questions answered promptly and determine whether or not any further legal action is required.
Employees can utilize their legal plan benefits towards:
- Traffic Violations
- Child Support & Custody
- Small Claims Court
- Property Refinancing
- Loss of Spouse or Parent
- Legal Document Review
- Debt Collection
- Buying/Selling a Home
- Living Will & Trust
- Tenant Rights
- Consumer/Creditor Problems
During these difficult times for an employee, occasionally all it takes is getting a response from a qualified attorney to help point the individual in the right direction.
Speaking with an attorney on the phone or scheduling a free consultation with the attorney in person can illuminate the legal issues at hand and empower the employee to make an informed decision going forward.
Obviously this has numerous benefits for the employee`s mental health focus at work and feelings of loyalty towards the employers.