THE IMPACT OF EMPLOYEES “LEGAL LIFE EVENTS” ON THE WORKPLACE-Two Studies

"MEASURING THE EFFECTS OF EMPLOYEE FINANCIAL AND LEGAL WOES" RussellSM Research, March 2012. https://www.araggroup.com/assets/documents/newsroom/arag-white-paper-legal-woes.pdf The study reported that:

• Seventy-four percent of Americans dealt with one or more legal life events in the past 12 months.

• Among those who experienced an event, 40 percent experienced four or more legal life events in the past year. This number rose dramatically from 28 percent in 2007.

• Fifty-five percent of employees who experienced a legal life event reported it impacted their work. This number is up from 45 percent in 2007.

• In the past 12 months, employees with legal issues, on average, spent 17 hours at work and took 9.5 days off work to deal with legal life events