Image of man with briefcase in front of law books. Although only 23 percent of employers currently offer legal services, as many as 74 percent would consider offering such a plan.

More employers are now considering workplace benefits for legal services and identity protection not only to attract and retain employees, but also to boost productivity by providing workers “a better peace of mind,” according to the 2019 LegalShield Workplace Study.

Indeed, 61 percent of the 750 U.S. employees polled by Echo Research on behalf of LegalShield have faced a legal event in the last two years. As a result, more than a few (39 percent) made phone calls during the workday, 34 percent say they were distracted at work and 30 percent say they took time off.

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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