Jenny is getting married. Laura is filing for divorce. Jerry's home is in foreclosure. Brian is buying a house. Employees at small businesses and large corporations across the country are dealing with personal legal issues that decrease productivity and increase absenteeism. Happy events like marriage and having children impact the workplace just as much as life's not-so-joyful complications, such as traffic tickets, bankruptcy and death of a family member.

According to a recent ARAG study, employees experiencing at least one legal event in the past year spent, on average, 17 hours at work dealing with the issue, and took an average of 9.5 days off work for legal events.

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