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Employment Law and Payroll

Business owners are not only concerned about declining revenue, but also about cash flow and how they are going to pay their employees. Here are some of the most common questions on which we’ve been advising our business members. 

What can I do if I’m having trouble paying employees due to a government mandated closure?

Do I have to keep paying people if they are not working, or working remotely?

How do I balance my rights and my employees’ rights while keeping my business afloat?

How can I be sure to comply with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act?

 We have attorneys available to discuss any issues or concerns you have about payroll issues. You can get step by step instructions on how to handle your specific situation. With congress passing employment related legislation on a daily basis, issues are fluid. Our attorneys are tracking every move.

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In 1969, an Oklahoma insurance salesman named Harland Stonecipher was in a car accident. Even though he was not at fault, Harland had trouble paying the expensive legal fees from the accident. He did not want others to be caught in the same financial predicament. Three years later, Harland became the founder, chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.

Harland pioneered the idea of a proprietary network of law firms that makes legal representation accessible and affordable. For 40 years, Harland led his company from a one-room operation to being listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1999. Today, this vision of affordable quality legal services is known as LegalShield. Although Harland passed away in November of 2014, LegalShield is stronger than ever, with over 1.7 million members and 39 provider law firms.

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Coronavirus: We Have Answers to Your Business and Employment Law Questions

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised a lot of legal questions. Getting sound legal advice and support at a time like this can go a long way to reducing your stress and protecting your rights. LegalShield attorneys are committed to helping our 4.5 million members reduce stress by providing actionable legal advice during this difficult time. Review the information below and then speak with one of our attorneys.

Employee Safety and Your Business

While employee safety is always important, it’s heightened during this difficult time.  LegalShield attorneys can help you with your policies and procedures that not only enhance employee safety, but follow the law.

Do I need a new or updated employee safety plan? What should be included?

What am I allowed to do if I think an employee is sick but they’re still coming to work? 

Are there best practices I should be following to maximize employee safety? 

What if an employee thinks they got COVID-19 at work?

Should I grant leave to an employee who is sick or who is caring for a family member that is sick?

LegalShield attorneys are ready to answer your questions, provide advice and review your employee safety documents. At the very least, we can reduce your stress level by providing accurate guidance during this difficult time.

Remote Work Policies

Many employers are allowing employees to work from home for the first time. In some cases, it’s mandated by the government. It’s important to make sure you understand how to best navigate this unfamiliar situation in a way that not only maintains productivity, but also protects your business from a legal standpoint.

Does my business need a new or updated remote work policy? What should be included?

Am I required to provide special accommodations or resources to remote workers?

What rules am I allowed to enforce to ensure workers are actually working? 

Do OSHA’s regulations and standards apply to the home office? Are there any other Federal laws employers need to worry about if employees work from home? 

Am I required to cover any additional costs that employees may incur if they work from home (internet access, computer, increased use of electricity, etc.)? 

All LegalShield business plans allow you to speak with an attorney about any legal issue. Plans start at $39.00 per month and, when you join, you can speak with an attorney about any business law issues in as little as 4 hours. 

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Financial and Cash Flow Concerns

Many businesses are seeing decreased demand. Some are shut down all together due to government mandate. LegalShield has experienced attorneys that can not only answer questions, but help you review actionable legal strategies to meet your financial obligations, protect your employees and capital to support your organization.

How can I fight the economic impact of Coronavirus?

Are there government backed financing options I can take advantage of? 

What will happen to my business if there is a run on the banks? 

Are there any specific legal steps I can take to protect my business from sharp downturns in demand?

Should I shutter production or cut salaries? 

How should I prepare my business for a recession?

The best way to deal with any financial concerns you may have is to contact the most relevant professionals. For legal related issues, there is no more cost effective or quicker way to get help than becoming a LegalShield business member. 

Work Related Travel

While many social and business events have already been cancelled, questions remain. Also, conflicting state, federal and local government rules regarding the movement of people in and out of certain areas are confusing.  

What current travel restrictions are in place?

Who is exempt from travel restrictions?

If an event I was going to attend has been cancelled, can I get refunds on hotels, etc?

Can I require employees to maintain travel schedules? 

What new travel policies should I enact to follow the law and keep people safe?

Can I prohibit an employee from traveling on their personal time?

Event related issues that deal with basic contract law may be simple for an attorney to address. Pandemic specific issues can be more complex and fluid. The best thing you can do is speak with an attorney that specializes in relevant areas of law and is keeping up to date on the latest developments.

Whether you need business law advice, policy documents reviewed or you need an attorney to write letters on your behalf, there is no more cost effective way to get the legal help you need than by becoming a member of LegalShield. 

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Work Related Travel

While many social and business events have already been cancelled, questions remain. Also, conflicting state, federal and local government rules regarding the movement of people in and out of certain areas are confusing.  

What current travel restrictions are in place?

Who is exempt from travel restrictions?

If an event I was going to attend has been cancelled, can I get refunds on hotels, etc?

Can I require employees to maintain travel schedules? 

What new travel policies should I enact to follow the law and keep people safe?

Can I prohibit an employee from traveling on their personal time?

Event related issues that deal with basic contract law may be simple for an attorney to address. Pandemic specific issues can be more complex and fluid. The best thing you can do is speak with an attorney that specializes in relevant areas of law and is keeping up to date on the latest developments.

Financial and Cash Flow Concerns

Many businesses are seeing decreased demand. Some are shut down all together due to government mandate. LegalShield has experienced attorneys that can not only answer questions, but help you review actionable legal strategies to meet your financial obligations, protect your employees and capital to support your organization.

How can I fight the economic impact of Coronavirus?

Are there government backed financing options I can take advantage of?


What will happen to my business if there is a run on the banks? 


Are there any specific legal steps I can take to protect my business from sharp downturns in demand?


Should I shutter production or cut salaries? 


How should I prepare my business for a recession?

The best way to deal with any financial concerns you may have is to contact the most relevant professionals. For legal related issues, there is no more cost effective or quicker way to get help than becoming a LegalShield business member. 

Remote Work Policies

Many employers are allowing employees to work from home for the first time. In some cases, it’s mandated by the government. It’s important to make sure you understand how to best navigate this unfamiliar situation in a way that not only maintains productivity, but also protects your business from a legal standpoint.

Does my business need a new or updated remote work policy? What should be included?

Am I required to provide special accommodations or resources to remote workers?

What rules am I allowed to enforce to ensure workers are actually working?

Do OSHA’s regulations and standards apply to the home office? Are there any other Federal laws employers need to worry about if employees work from home?

Am I required to cover any additional costs that employees may incur if they work from home (internet access, computer, increased use of electricity, etc.)?

The best way to deal with any financial concerns you may have is to contact the most relevant professionals. For legal related issues, there is no more cost effective or quicker way to get help than becoming a LegalShield business member. 

Employee Safety and Your Business

While employee safety is always important, it’s heightened during this difficult time.  LegalShield attorneys can help you with your policies and procedures that not only enhance employee safety, but follow the law.

Do I need a new or updated employee safety plan? What should be included?

What am I allowed to do if I think an employee is sick but they’re still coming to work?

Are there best practices I should be following to maximize employee safety?

What if an employee thinks they got COVID-19 at work?

Should I grant leave to an employee who is sick or who is caring for a family member that is sick?

LegalShield attorneys are ready to answer your questions, provide advice and review your employee safety documents. At the very least, we can reduce your stress level by providing accurate guidance during this difficult time.

Employment Law and Payroll

Business owners are not only concerned about declining revenue, but also about cash flow and how they are going to pay their employees. Here are some of the most common questions on which we’ve been advising our business members.

What can I do if I’m having trouble paying employees due to a government mandated closure?

Do I have to keep paying people if they are not working, or working remotely?

How do I balance my rights and my employees’ rights while keeping my business afloat?

How can I be sure to comply with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act?

We have attorneys available to discuss any issues or concerns you have about payroll issues. You can get step by step instructions on how to handle your specific situation. With congress passing employment related legislation on a daily basis, issues are fluid. Our attorneys are tracking every move.

Coronavirus: We Have Answers to Your Business and Employment Law Questions