San Francisco, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/16/2015 -- One of the greatest assets in any successful business is the pool of employees that cause it to function smoothly. They may produce a great product, appease difficult customers, or generate income to contribute to the company's upward progression. However, Tampa employment lawyers are finding out the difficult path many of these workers are forced to walk in their private lives.
According to Tampa Bay Times' contributors Jorge Labarga and Gregory W. Coleman, "Nearly a quarter of female workers say that domestic violence has affected their job performance at some point, and every year businesses lose about 8 million days of paid work because of domestic violence… Last year, Florida Lawyers reported 1.9 million hours of pro bono work to the Florida Bar and more than $4.8 million in donations to legal services. But this is not an issue that can be solved by volunteer attorneys alone. The solution must include additional financial support, as well as collaboration among the legal profession, the courts, the Legislature, legal aid and its funding organizations, and social services agencies."
Moreover, the Florida Supreme Court has established the Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice to study this legal services gap between low-income employees and the high cost of legal counsel. When employees face daunting personal challenges, businesses and ultimately the economy can suffer. This puts business owners in a quandary since they undoubtedly want to help their employees through their crises and yet many times they cannot afford to give a worker additional paid time off. At these times, a reputable employment lawyer may be able to advise the employer as to how to handle this delicate situation.
One such option for those in need of employee relations advice are employment lawyers because they are able to offer competitive costs for legal services given that they are primarily based online and carry minimal overhead when compared to big law firms. Innovators like UpCounsel, an online legal marketplace that makes it easy for Florida businesses to hire a lawyer on-demand that fit their needs and budget are able to transcend traditional boundaries of time, space, corporate, and geographical boundaries while representing a virtual marketplace of thousands of attorneys located all over the United States, including lawyers in Tampa.
Depending on the needs of the client, companies such as UpCounsel are able to provide lawyers to choose from based on a client's specific needs regardless if it is legal or geographical.
There is a fine line between a worker's private and professional life, and many times hardships on either side can crossover. While an employer needs to be sympathetic and fair, they also need to make decisions in the best interests of their company and the others involved in the workplace. When this grey area gets complicated, getting counsel from experienced employment lawyers can provide invaluable instruction.
UpCounsel helps businesses and entrepreneurs to easily hire great attorneys on-demand that best match their legal needs and budget. By using UpCounsel's virtual legal marketplace to get advice and compare free proposals from specialized attorneys, businesses save hours of time searching for legal services and reduce their legal costs by 60% on average when compared to expensive law firms. To date, thousands of companies have used UpCounsel to save millions of dollars on legal services.
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