SHRM, LegalShield Partner to Launch New, Affordable Legal Product to Support Small Businesses

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 24, 2020 — In response to growing demand, SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) today announced a new product offering for human resource professionals working for small businesses. SHRM LegalNetwork provides businesses with affordable, legal resources during a time when many are especially concerned about legal guidance, compliance, and liability issues. The product will be supported through LegalShield, a long-time provider of legal plans for small businesses.

SHRM LegalNetwork is available to HR professionals representing businesses with 100 or fewer employees. Across the COVID-19 landscape, smaller organizations are the most vulnerable business class, often with little-to-no guidance on managing complex employment laws and liability issues. SHRM research found that, of the 7 in 10 small businesses seeking outside advice since the start of COVID-19, 86 percent sought legal help.

“Access to legal protection shouldn’t be a luxury,” said SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP. “As businesses reopen, smaller organizations will face many unprecedented scenarios and circumstances — where legal guidance will be needed now more than ever. This service enables HR leaders to fully support their employers on the road to recovery with real-time solutions and dedicated legal protection to manage these important issues.”

“We are proud to work with SHRM to bring businesses the legal assistance they need in any economic environment,” said Jeff Bell, CEO of LegalShield. “From general legal consultation and document review, to debt collection assistance and legal correspondence, the SHRM LegalNetwork Plan meets year-round legal needs and gives businesses back time and money to focus on reopening, stabilizing and growing.”

To learn more, visit SHRM LegalNetwork.

About SHRM

SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. As the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today’s evolving workplaces. With 300,000+ HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally. Learn more at and on Twitter @SHRM.

About LegalShield and IDShield

A trailblazer in the democratization of affordable access to legal protection, LegalShield is one of North America’s largest providers of online legal subscription plans covering more than 4.4 million people. Its IDShield identity theft solution for individuals and families has more than one million members. LegalShield and IDShield serve more than 141,000 businesses. In addition, over 40,000 companies offer LegalShield and IDShield plans to their employees as a voluntary benefit. For more information about LegalShield, visit: or for more information about IDShield, visit: