Employment Law and Your Income

Coronavirus is wreaking havoc on the economy. Many people are concerned about losing income or getting fired. Here are some of the most common questions on which we’ve been advising our members.

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 have been working around the clock 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.

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

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?

We have attorneys available to discuss any issues or concerns you have about your job. By speaking with them, you can get step by step instructions for protecting your rights. With congress passing employment related legislation on a daily basis, issues are fluid. Our attorneys are tracking everything.

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

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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.

Get Answers to Your Coronavirus Legal Questions from an Experienced Attorney in Your Area

Healthcare and Health Insurance Issues

Our lawyers have vast amounts of experience when it comes to protecting your rights as they relate to healthcare issues and your health insurance policy. Accurate legal advice can ensure you get the care you need without unexpected financial burden. Also, member benefits include drawing up critical legal documents like Wills, Living Wills and Powers of Attorney to help you manage your care and protect your finances.

Is my insurer legally required to pay for the Coronavirus test?
If I get sick, should I set up a power of attorney so a family member can make decisions for me?
Are there any legal documents I need to bring with me to the hospital?

LegalShield attorneys are on call to answer your questions, provide advice and even make phone calls or write letters on your behalf to make sure you get the care you need. At the very least, we can reduce your stress level by providing accurate guidance during this difficult time.

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Travel Related Issues

Whether you were about to travel or you are currently away and looking to get back home, our attorneys can answer your questions and take action on your behalf to provide solutions and resolve disputes. Let our lawyers fight for you.  

If I cancel my trip, do I have a right to get a refund on my hotel, plane ticket, etc?
My cruise was canceled due to a travel ban, what are my rights?
I’m a student and I’m concerned about my travel or studies abroad.  What should I do?

I’m trapped overseas and need to get back home. What are my options?

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Financial Concerns

Coronavirus has already caused many people to lose their income. Others are worried about being laid off in the near-term and the long-term ramifications of a full-blown recession. Radical moves in world markets have made it feel like the earth is shifting beneath our feet. LegalShield has experienced finance and real estate attorneys available to help you reduce stress by providing actionable advice you can use to help stabilize your current situation.

Will the bank foreclose on my home if I miss a mortgage payment due to governmental action and lost wages?
What are my rights if there is a run on the banks?
Are there any specific legal steps I can take to protect my wealth?
Can my landlord evict me or the electric company disconnect me if I don’t pay my bill one month?

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 member.  You can either view plans and pricing here or join now and speak to an attorney in as little as 4 hours.

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Events and Shelter in Place Mandates

While many 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.  

How large of an event can I throw or attend?
I have a wedding coming up. Can I get deposits back? Can I ask vendors to reschedule without penalty?
Can the government force me to stay in my home?
What happens if I go outside during a shelter in place mandate?

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 with experience in all the relevant areas of law and an attorney that is up to date on all the latest developments. LegalShield has such attorneys ready to help you.

LEARN MORE

Issues Related to Children and Childcare

School closings are causing a lot of chaos. Some students are stranded overseas. Other students have been forced to leave a college that they’ve already paid for. What are your rights? What should you do?

My child’s school or daycare is closed but I have to go to work. Can my employer punish me if I'm forced to stay home to care for my child?
My child is overseas and needs to get back to the US. What options do we have?
Can I get a refund for the semester I’m forced to miss but already paid for?

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

LEARN MORE

A personal plan from LegalShield allows you to speak with an attorney about any legal issue for as little as $24.95 per month. If you join today, you can speak with an attorney about any travel related issues in as little as 4 hours.

We Have The Answers to Your Coronavirus Legal Questions

Employment Law and Your Income

Coronavirus is wreaking havoc on the economy. Many people are concerned about losing income or getting fired. 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?

We have attorneys available to discuss any issues or concerns you have about your job. By speaking with them, you can get step by step instructions for protecting your rights. With congress passing employment related legislation on a daily basis, issues are fluid. Our attorneys are tracking everything.

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

LEARN MORE

Healthcare and Health Insurance Issues

LegalShield attorneys are on call to answer your questions, provide advice and even make phone calls or write letters on your behalf to make sure you get the care you need. At the very least, we can reduce your stress level by providing accurate guidance during this difficult time. 

Our lawyers have vast amounts of experience when it comes to protecting your rights as they relate to healthcare issues and your health insurance policy. Accurate legal advice can ensure you get the care you need without unexpected financial burden. Also, member benefits include drawing up critical legal documents like Wills, Living Wills and Powers of Attorney to help you manage your care and protect your finances.

Is my insurer legally required to pay for the Coronavirus test?

If I get sick, should I set up a power of attorney so a family member can make decisions for me?


Are there any legal documents I need to bring with me to the hospital?

LEARN MORE

Travel Related Issues

A personal plan from LegalShield allows you to speak with an attorney about any legal issue for as little as $24.95 per month. If you join today, you can speak with an attorney about any travel related issues in as little as 4 hours. 

Whether you were about to travel or you are currently away and looking to get back home, our attorneys can answer your questions and take action on your behalf to provide solutions and resolve disputes. Let our lawyers fight for you.

If I cancel my trip, do I have a right to get a refund on my hotel, plane ticket, etc? 

My cruise was canceled due to a travel ban, what are my rights? 


I’m a student and I’m concerned about my travel or studies abroad.  What should I do?
I’m trapped overseas and need to get back home. What are my options? 

LEARN MORE

Financial Concerns 

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 member.

You can either view plans and pricing here or join now and speak to an attorney in as little as 4 hours. 

Coronavirus has already caused many people to lose their income. Others are worried about being laid off in the near-term and the long-term ramifications of a full-blown recession. Radical moves in world markets have made it feel like the earth is shifting beneath our feet. LegalShield has experienced finance and real estate attorneys available to help you reduce stress by providing actionable advice you can use to help stabilize your current situation.

Will the bank foreclose on my home if I miss a mortgage payment due to governmental action and lost wages?

What are my rights if there is a run on the banks? 


Are there any specific legal steps I can take to protect my wealth? 


Can my landlord evict me or the electric company disconnect me if I don’t pay my bill one month?

Events and Shelter in Place Mandates

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 with experience in all the relevant areas of law and an attorney that is up to date on all the latest developments.

While many 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.  

How large of an event can I throw or attend?

I have a wedding coming up. Can I get deposits back? Can I ask vendors to reschedule without penalty?


Can the government force me to stay in my home? 


What happens if I go outside during a shelter in place mandate? 

LEARN MORE

Issues Related to Children and Childcare

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

School closings are causing a lot of chaos. Some students are stranded overseas. Other students have been forced to leave a college that they’ve already paid for. What are your rights? What should you do? Let us help you.

My child’s school or daycare is closed but I have to go to work. Can my employer punish me if I'm forced to stay home to care for my child?

My child is overseas and needs to get back to the US. What options do we have?

Can I get a refund for the semester I’m forced to miss but already paid for? 

LEARN MORE

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 have been working around the clock 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.

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

LEARN MORE

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