Every year, 70% of households will face a legal issue, the American Bar Association reports. For those seven in 10, it can lead to distractions at work and lower productivity. Therefore, employers have begun using legal services as a benefit to keep workers engaged, even during stressful times.
Over the past two decades, the percentage of employers offering legal services as a benefit has increased from 13% to 25%, the Society for Human Resource Management finds. This benefit ensures lower costs for an employee facing legal issues from divorce, health issues or any number of situations.
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