Income Assistance from the Federal Government

You may have heard that the Federal Government will be sending stimulus checks to help American’s make it through this difficult time.

Who qualifies to get a check, how much will the checks be and when will they arrive?
Will there be more than one check?
What other financial support is included in the new legislation?  

The government stimulus legislation is still in process and fluid. Our experienced provider attorneys are tracking the latest developments and can provide the most up to date analysis of the situation. 

If you need legal assistance, you can get help from our attorneys. View plans and pricing or join now and speak with an attorney in as little as 4 hours.

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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 and you can cancel anytime.

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LegalShield Attorneys Are Available to Answer Your Business Law and Payroll Questions

The Coronavirus 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 business and employment law attorneys have been working diligently to provide our small business members the guidance they need and are committed to remaining open throughout the pandemic to provide legal support.

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

Trouble Paying Utility Bills

Many Americans are struggling to pay basic bills like gas and electric and are not sure about their options.

It’s still cold in my area but I can’t afford to pay the heating bill now. What options do I have?
Will utility companies turn off my water and electricity if I can’t pay on time this month?  
Does the federal stimulus legislation help with utilities and basic services? 


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

LEARN MORE

Dealing with Credit Card Debt

Millions of Americans carry credit card debt and are concerned about making their monthly payment. If you have credit card debt and you’ve lost your income, paying next month’s bill may not be on the top of your priority list.

If I miss a payment or two because of Coronavirus, will I still be charged late fees and penalties?
What options do I have to maintain my credit score if I can’t pay right now?
How long will my cell phone service last before they turn it off for 

non-payment?

Generally speaking, the agreements you signed with each vendor are still enforceable. To make good choices and avoid unnecessary financial penalties or negative impact to your credit score, it’s important that you know your rights and the options available to 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 financial issues.

LEARN MORE

Difficulty Making Rent, Mortgage and Car Payments

Many Americans have seen their income shrink while others have lost their jobs altogether. The stress from not being able to pay your rent or mortgage can be overwhelming.

If I can’t pay rent, what are my rights regarding eviction?
I’m not going to be able to make my mortgage payment, how do I protect against foreclosure?  
Is the Federal Government offering any help to renters or homeowners?

You do have rights and options. Our provider attorneys are tracking the latest developments both on the federal and state levels. If you are having problems meeting financial obligations due to lost income, you can speak with one of our attorneys to get information about protecting your rights and developing solutions. It will reduce your stress level too.

LEARN MORE

Employment Issues and Your Income

Coronavirus is wreaking havoc on businesses and people’s jobs. Here are some of the most common questions on which we’ve been advising our members.

My employer does not provide paid sick leave. Can they force me to come to work?
I’m supposed to travel for work. Can my employer fire me for refusing to travel?
Can I use my FMLA time even if I’m not infected?
My co-worker seems sick. Do I have the right to work from home?

Our provider attorneys are available to discuss any issues or concerns you have about your job. By speaking with them, you can learn more about the steps to take to protect your rights. If you need help with an employment related issue, we suggest you speak to an attorney or visit our employment law blog post. It’ll reduce your stress.

LEARN MORE

Additional Resources and Support

For more information about many of the questions raised above, we encourage you to read our blog post about consumer finance issues. We have included information about the most common questions and we will continue to add new content as things unfold. Check back often.

Also, LegalShield and its network of 39 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 financial issue with a utility company, bank or 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.  

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Government Mandated Shutdowns

Many places in the US are under voluntary or mandatory shutdown orders. For businesses that don’t have the option of allowing employees to work from home, these stay-at-home orders mean they have to completely shut down operations and cut off any source of revenue. 

If my business is shut down due to a shelter-in-place order, do I still have to pay employees?
Has the government made any financial resources available to allow me to keep paying my employees?
Do government shutdowns affect my unemployment obligations?  

If you need further legal assistance, you can get help from our attorneys. View plans and pricing or join now and speak to an attorney in as little as 4 hours. 

For information and ideas, we suggest you read our new wages and hours blog post.

Rules for Non-Essential Businesses 

Business of all shapes and sizes are having to make difficult decisions regarding their employees. LegalShield business and employment law attorneys are tracking all the latest developments and are available to help clarify your rights and help you find solutions. Members can speak to an attorney about any business legal issue and they’re attorney can even make phone calls or write letters on their behalf to help resolve disputes. For information related to common questions, check out our new wages and hours blog post. 

Orders to close certain non-essential businesses have raised many questions. Some of our small business members have had questions about how to handle compensation of employees during a shutdown. 

Who qualifies as a non-essential business?
Am I legally obligated to pay employees if I have to close?
I want to do right by my employees, but I can’t afford to keep paying them right now. What options are available to me?

Guidelines for Paid Sick Leave, FMLA and PTO 

The best way to ensure you’re complying with the law, taking care of your employees and protecting your business is to work with an experienced employment lawyer that is tracking all of the rapidly shifting rules. LegalShield has business plans that are extremely affordable. If you join today, we can discuss the specific actions you need to take to resolve your payroll concerns. 

Coronavirus raises novel questions about an employer’s payroll obligations as they relate to paid sick leave and various governmental requirements under the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) expansion.

Am I required to notify eligible employees of their rights under the FMLA?
How does the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act affect my business?
Can I require employees to use paid sick leave if they are not coming in to the office? 
non-payment?

Wages and Hours

If you’re uncertain about what you need to do regarding employee pay during the pandemic, it would be a good idea to speak with an employment attorney. All LegalShield business plans allow you to speak with an attorney about any legal business issue and have them review policy documents to ensure you’re in compliance. Plans start at only $39.00 per month and, if you join today, you can speak with an attorney in as little as 4 hours. 

Coronavirus has had a major impact on most businesses in the United States. Some have seen large decreases in revenue. Others have had to stop operations all together. 

What are my legal obligations in terms of paying my employees during the pandemic?
Is there any government assistance to help me support my employees?
What do I do if I’m shutting down my business permanently?

Paying Remote Workers 

LegalShield provider attorneys can not only advise you on remote work issues, they can help you draft updated policy and procedure documents to make sure you’re complying with the law. The best way to understand your obligations and protect your rights is is to work with experienced attorneys in employment and business law. If you need help dealing with remote work challenges, we suggest you speak with an attorney or visit our wages and hours blog post. It’ll reduce your stress. 

Many employers are allowing employees to work from home for the first time. In some cases, remote work has been 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.

Do I have to pay my employees their full salary while they are working from home?
How do I track hours of remote workers and avoid having to pay overtime?
What options do I have for tracking hours worked and ensuring people are actually working? 

Affordable Legal Services

In “normal” times, businesses can face an avalanche of legal issues that are best handled by a competent business attorney. Now more than ever, having access to the right legal professionals to help you navigate the novel legal challenges created by the Coronavirus, is pretty much mandatory. The right legal advice can mean the difference between financial ruin and positioning your business to survive the pandemic. Plus, you’ll instantly reduce stress when you know you’re making the right moves based on accurate and up to date information. 

LegalShield has been helping individuals and businesses for over 45 years.
We have over 4.5 million members and a network of 39 law firms covering the entire US and Canada.
Our business plans offer the most comprehensive legal support a small business can get for less than the cost of one nice business lunch. 

Whether you just need a little advice, policy documents reviewed or you need an attorney to provide legal assistance by making calls and writing 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. 

The Coronavirus 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 business and employment law attorneys have been working diligently to provide our small business members the guidance they need and are committed to remaining open throughout the pandemic to provide legal support.

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


Paying Remote Workers

Many employers are allowing employees to work from home for the first time. In some cases, remote work has been 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. 

Do I have to pay my employees their full salary while they are working from home?
How do I track hours of remote workers and avoid having to pay overtime?
What options do I have for tracking hours worked and ensuring people are actually working?

LegalShield provider attorneys can not only advise you on remote work issues, they can help you draft updated policy and procedure documents to make sure you’re complying with the law. The best way to understand your obligations and protect your rights is is to work with experienced attorneys in employment and business law. If you need help dealing with remote work challenges, we suggest you speak with an attorney or visit our wages and hours blog post. It’ll reduce your stress. 

Guidelines for Paid Sick Leave, FMLA and PTO

Coronavirus raises novel questions about an employer’s payroll obligations as they relate to paid sick leave and various governmental requirements under the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) expansion.

Am I required to notify eligible employees of their rights under the FMLA?
How does the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act affect my business?
Can I require employees to use paid sick leave if they are not coming in to the office? 


The best way to ensure you’re complying with the law, taking care of your employees and protecting your business is to work with an experienced employment lawyer that is tracking all of the rapidly shifting rules. LegalShield has business plans that are extremely affordable. If you join today, we can discuss the specific actions you need to take to resolve your payroll concerns. 

Government Mandated Shutdowns

Many places in the US are under voluntary or mandatory shutdown orders. For businesses that don’t have the option of allowing employees to work from home, these stay-at-home orders mean they have to completely shut down operations and cut off any source of revenue. 

If my business is shut down due to a shelter-in-place order, do I still have to pay employees?
Has the government made any financial resources available to allow me to keep paying my employees?
Do government shutdowns affect my unemployment obligations?

For information and ideas, we suggest you read our new wages and hours blog post. 

If you need further legal assistance, you can get help from our attorneys. View plans and pricing or join now and speak to an attorney in as little as 4 hours. 

Rules for Non-Essential Businesses

Orders to close certain non-essential businesses have raised many questions. Some of our small business members have had questions about how to handle compensation of employees during a shutdown.

Who qualifies as a non-essential business?
Am I legally obligated to pay employees if I have to close?
I want to do right by my employees, but I can’t afford to keep paying them right now. What options are available to me?

Business of all shapes and sizes are having to make difficult decisions regarding their employees. LegalShield business and employment law attorneys are tracking all the latest developments and are available to help clarify your rights and help you find solutions. Members can speak to an attorney about any business legal issue and they’re attorney can even make phone calls or write letters on their behalf to help resolve disputes. For information related to common questions, check out our new wages and hours blog post.

Affordable Legal Services 

In “normal” times, businesses can face an avalanche of legal issues that are best handled by a competent business attorney. Now more than ever, having access to the right legal professionals to help you navigate the novel legal challenges created by the Coronavirus, is pretty much mandatory. The right legal advice can mean the difference between financial ruin and positioning your business to survive the pandemic. Plus, you’ll instantly reduce stress when you know you’re making the right moves based on accurate and up to date information. 

LegalShield has been helping individuals and businesses for over 45 years.
We have over 4.5 million members and a network of 39 law firms covering the entire US and Canada.
Our business plans offer the most comprehensive legal support a small business can get for less than the cost of one nice business lunch.

Whether you just need a little advice, policy documents reviewed or you need an attorney to provide legal assistance by making calls and writing 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. 

Income Assistance from the Federal Government

You may have heard that the Federal Government will be sending stimulus checks to help American’s make it through this difficult time.

Who qualifies to get a check, how much will the checks be and when will they arrive?
Will there be more than one check?
What other financial support is included in the new legislation?  

The government stimulus legislation is still in process and fluid. Our experienced provider attorneys are tracking the latest developments and can provide the most up to date analysis of the situation. For quick answers, we suggest you read our new finance blog post.

If you need help with a legal issue, we suggest you speak with an attorney. It’ll reduce your stress.

LEARN MORE

Trouble Paying Utility Bills

LegalShield provider attorneys are available to answer your questions, provide advice and even make phone calls or write letters on your behalf to a utility company. At the very least, we can reduce your stress level by providing accurate guidance. For quick answers to common questions, check out our new consumer finance blog post.

Many Americans are struggling to pay basic bills like gas and electric and are not sure about their options. 

LEARN MORE

It’s still cold in my area but I can’t afford to pay the heating bill now. What options do I have?
Will utility companies turn off my water and electricity if I can’t pay on time this month?  
Does the federal stimulus legislation help with utilities and basic services?    

Dealing with Credit Card Debt

Generally speaking, the agreements you signed with each vendor are still enforceable. To make good choices and avoid unnecessary financial penalties or negative impact to your credit score, it’s important that you know your rights and the options available to 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 financial issues.

Millions of Americans carry credit card debt and are concerned about making their monthly payment. If you have credit card debt and you’ve lost your income, paying next month’s bill may not be on the top of your priority list.

LEARN MORE

If I miss a payment or two because of Coronavirus, will I still be charged late fees and penalties?
What options do I have to maintain my credit score if I can’t pay right now?
How long will my cell phone service last before they turn it off for 
non-payment?

Difficulty Making Rent, Mortgage and Car Payments

You do have rights and options. Our attorneys are tracking the latest developments both on the federal and state levels. If you are having problems meeting financial obligations due to lost income, 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.

Many Americans have seen their income shrink while others have lost their jobs altogether. The stress from not being able to pay your rent or mortgage can be overwhelming.

If I can’t pay rent, what are my rights regarding eviction?
I’m not going to be able to make my mortgage payment, how do I protect against foreclosure?  
Is the Federal Government offering any help to renters or homeowners?

LEARN MORE

Employment Issues and Your Income

Our provider attorneys are available to discuss any issues or concerns you have about your job. By speaking with them, you can learn more about the steps to take to protect your rights. If you need help with an employment related issue, we suggest you speak to an attorney or visit our employment law blog post. It’ll reduce your stress.

Coronavirus is wreaking havoc on businesses and people’s jobs.  Here are some of the most common questions on which we’ve been advising our members.

My employer does not provide paid sick leave. Can they force me to come to work?
I’m supposed to travel for work. Can my employer fire me for refusing to travel?
Can I use my FMLA time even if I’m not infected?
My co-worker seems sick. Do I have the right to work from home?

LEARN MORE

Additional Resources and Support

For quick answers to many of the questions raised above, we encourage you to visit our blog post about consumer finance issues. We've provided more information about the most common questions and we will continue to add new content as things unfold. Check back often.

Also, LegalShield and its network of 39 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 financial issue with a utility company, bank or 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. 

LEARN MORE

Wages and Hours

Coronavirus has had a major impact on most businesses in the United States. Some have seen large decreases in revenue. Others have had to stop operations all together.

What are my legal obligations in terms of paying my employees during the pandemic?
Is there any government assistance to help me support my employees?
What do I do if I’m shutting down my business permanently?

If you’re uncertain about what you need to do regarding employee pay during the pandemic, it would be a good idea to speak with an employment attorney. All LegalShield business plans allow you to speak with an attorney about any legal business issue and have them review policy documents to ensure you’re in compliance. Plans start at only $39.00 per month and, if you join today, you can speak with an attorney in as little as 4 hours.