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School Closings and Your Rights

School closings are wreaking havoc on families. The pressure to home school along with the need to work at the same time is creating stressful situations.

My child’s school is closed, do I have the right to work from home?

Does my employer have the right to punish me if I have to stay home to care for my child? 

What about other services, like school lunches, that I was relying on? What help is available?
 

You do have rights and options. Our provider attorneys are tracking latest developments on a state by state basis. If you are having problems due to your child’s school being closed, you can speak with one of our attorneys to get step by step instructions for protecting your rights and developing solutions. It will reduce your stress level too. 

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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 provider attorneys have been diligently working to provide our 4.5 million members the guidance they need and we are committed to remaining open throughout the pandemic to provide legal support. They are even available 24/7 for covered legal emergencies. 

Child Care Options

Many people have jobs that cannot be done from home and are struggling to find child care options.

My company is still open and I have to go in to do my job, what child care options do I have?

I was using after school care programs, is the government offering any child care resources? 

If I’m required to stay home to watch my kids, does my employer have the right to take all my sick days?

LegalShield provider attorneys are available answer your questions, provide advice and even make phone calls or write letters to your employer to resolve issues. At the very least, we can reduce your stress level by providing accurate guidance. 

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College Students and Travel Issues

If you’re a US citizen currently overseas and you want to get back home, you may be confused about the options available to you.

I’m currently in a foreign country, am I allowed to fly back to the US right now?

My child is stranded and does not have an airline ticket booked. Are there government programs available to help get them home?


My college forced me to come home for the semester. Will I get a refund? 

Currently, American citizens are allowed to travel back to the US but there is no specific government assistance available. There may also be mandatory quarantines in place from certain destinations. Generally speaking, you’ll have to purchase a ticket and fly back on your own. 

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Working From Home and Your Income

Child care requirements are forcing many people to have to work from home against the wishes of their employer.

Is my employer required to pay me if I can’t come in to work because I have to watch my kids?

What are my rights to stay home from work If someone in my office is sick and I don’t want to go in?

I need to stay home to watch my kids but my employer does not offer paid sick days. What are my options?

Generally speaking, employers have significant rights to require employees to come in to work. To make good choices and avoid unnecessary financial loss or anxiety, it’s important that you know your rights. We can help you. With a personal plan from LegalShield, you can speak with an attorney about any personal legal issue for as little as $24.95 per month. If you join today, our provider attorneys can discuss the specific actions you need to take to resolve employment issues.

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

Child Care Options

Many people have jobs that cannot be done from home and are struggling to find child care options.

My company is still open and I have to go in to do my job, what child care options do I have?

I was using after school care programs, is the government offering any child care resources?

If I’m required to stay home to watch my kids, does my employer have the right to take all my sick days?   

LegalShield employment law attorneys are available answer your questions, provide advice and even make phone calls or write letters to your employer to resolve issues. At the very least, we can reduce your stress level by providing accurate guidance. 

LEARN MORE

School Closings and Your Rights

School closings are wreaking havoc on families. The pressure to home school along with the need to work at the same time is creating stressful situations.

My child’s school is closed, do I have the right to work from home?

Does my employer have the right to punish me if I have to stay home to care for my child?

What about other services, like school lunches, that I was relying on? What help is available? 

You do have rights and options. Our provider attorneys are tracking latest developments on a state by state basis. If you are having problems due to your child’s school being closed, you can speak with one of our attorneys to get step by step instructions for protecting your rights and developing solutions. It will reduce your stress level too.

LEARN MORE

LegalShield Provider Attorneys are Available to Answer Questions About Child Care and Employment

We’re here to help you too. Review the information below and then speak with one of our attorneys. 

College Students and Travel Issues

If you’re a US citizen currently overseas and you want to get back home, you may be confused about the options available to you.

I’m currently in a foreign country, am I allowed to fly back to the US right now?

My child is stranded and does not have an airline ticket booked. Are there government programs available to help get them home?

My college forced me to come home for the semester. Will I get a refund?

Currently, American citizens are allowed to travel back to the US but there is no specific government assistance available. There may also be mandatory quarantines in place from certain destinations. Generally speaking, you’ll have to purchase a ticket and fly back on your own. 

LEARN MORE

Working From Home and Your Income

Child care requirements are forcing many people to have to work from home against the wishes of their employer.

Is my employer required to pay me if I can’t come in to work because I have to watch my kids?

What are my rights to stay home from work If someone in my office is sick and I don’t want to go in?

I need to stay home to watch my kids but my employer does not offer paid sick days. What are my options? 

Generally speaking, employers have significant rights to require employees to come in to work. To make good choices and avoid unnecessary financial loss or anxiety, it’s important that you know your rights. We can help you. With a personal plan from LegalShield, you can speak with an attorney about any personal legal issue for as little as $24.95 per month. If you join today, we can discuss the specific actions you need to take to resolve employment issues. 

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Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Some LegalShield members have had questions about how the FMLA applies to the current school closings and child care crunch.

Are there any government supported options?

Can I use the Family Medical leave Act if I’m not sick?

Can I be fired if I don’t go to work because I have to care for my kids? 

Understanding your rights under the law is key to not only finding solutions but also to reducing your stress. Don’t try to figure it all out on your own by watching the news. With a personal plan from LegalShield, you can speak with an attorney about any personal legal issue for as little as $24.95 per month. If you join today, our provider attorneys can discuss the legal options available to help you balance your need to care for your children while maintaining productivity at work.

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Additional Resources and Support

For information related to many of the questions raised above, we encourage you to visit our blog post about child care issues. We will continue to add new content as things unfold. Check back often.

Also, LegalShield and its network of 39 provider law firms that cover the entire US and Canada will remain open to help our members throughout the course of this pandemic.

Whether you just need a little advice, a contract reviewed or you need an attorney to make calls and write letters on your behalf to resolve a thorny legal issue with an employer, there is no more cost effective way to get the help you need than by becoming a member of LegalShield.

Below you can learn more about plan benefits, pricing and how to join.

LegalShield Provider Attorneys Are Available to Answer Questions About Child Care and Employment

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Some LegalShield members have had questions about how the FMLA applies to the current school closings and child care crunch.

Are there any government supported options?

Can I use the Family Medical leave Act if I’m not sick?

Can I be fired if I don’t go to work because I have to care for my kids?

Understanding your rights under the law is key to not only finding solutions but also to reducing your stress. Don’t try to figure it all out on your own by watching the news. With a personal plan from LegalShield, you can speak with an attorney about any personal legal issue for as little as $24.95 per month. If you join today, we can discuss the legal options available to help you balance your need to care for your children while maintaining productivity at work.

LEARN MORE

Additional Resources and Support

For information related to many of the questions raised above, we encourage you to visit our blog post about child care issues. We will continue to add new content as things unfold. Check back often.

Also, LegalShield and its network of 39 provider law firms that cover the entire US and Canada will remain open to help our members throughout the course of this pandemic.

Whether you just need a little advice, a contract reviewed or you need an attorney to make calls and write letters on your behalf to resolve a thorny legal issue with an employer, there is no more cost effective way to get the help you need than by becoming a member of LegalShield.

 Below you can learn more about plan benefits, pricing and how to join.

More stress is not what you need. 

Peace of mind is.

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More stress is not what you need. 

Peace of mind is.

Our Legal Protection Services are accessible 24/7 in an emergency and through our app

Access your law firm any time, without leaving your home.

One membership covers your whole family.

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