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How HR Can Avoid Missteps When an Employee Goes Through a Divorce

Learn how best to support your employees that are in the process of a divorce.

Corporations are losing millions of dollars every year due to decreased productivity from employees experiencing divorce. As the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey estimates that half of all marriages end in divorce, many employees at your company are likely part of that statistic. In addition, when a worker is experiencing divorce, they're more likely to have increased conflict with others and miss more workdays due to court. There is a crossroads when it comes to work and family crises, including divorce, and there is a duty of human resources departments to support their employees who are experiencing it. This topic will help HR professionals learn the best ways to support divorcing employees and offer resources to help them during the process, including divorce leave. This material will also share details about alternative process options, such as collaborative divorce and negotiation, which are proceedings that keep divorcing spouses out of court. By sharing this information, employees can avoid lengthy courtroom battles, be at work more, and be productive and focused. This information is essential for employers that are losing money as a result of decreased productivity and support their employees during divorce as an added work benefit.

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Agenda

Divorce Rates Are Increasing Across America

  • Divorce Rates Have Been on the Rise Over the Past Two Years for Many Reasons, Including the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • With Increasing Rates, You Likely Have Employees at Your Company Who Are Experiencing Divorce

Divorce Is Already Impacting HR Departments

  • HR Professionals Already Have a Role in an Employee's Divorce, Especially in Litigation
  • HR Departments Often Provide Information for the Splitting of Retirements, Benefits, Health Insurance, Child Support
  • Importance of Conflict Resolution and Creating Company-Wide Awareness of Divorce Culture

New Research Shows That an Employee's Divorce Affects the Company's Bottom Line

  • A New Study Finds That an Employee's Productivity Significantly Decreases When Going Through Divorce
  • Employees Will Also Spend More Time Away From Work to Attend Court, Meet With Attorneys, and Handle Child Custody
  • A Company With 10,000 Employees Could Have Productivity Losses of $25M per Year Due to Family Court

Resources That HR Departments Can Deploy to Help Divorcing Employees

  • Create Baseline Responses for Employees Experiencing Divorce and Offer Company-Wide Training
  • Evaluate Your Company's Family Crisis Leave Policy and Consider Allocating PTO for Divorce Leave to Show Understanding
  • Share Information With Divorcing Employees About Different Process Options That Don't Involve a Court Room
  • Let Employees Know Upon Hiring That Your Company Offers Support Options and Resources If They Ever Experience Divorce
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Ashley-Nicole Russell, Esq.

Ashley-Nicole Russell, Esq.

AN|R Law: A Negotiated Resolution

  • Owner and attorney for AN|R Law: A Negotiated Resolution in North Carolina; co-owner of Michael and Russell, PLLC in Wilmington; and co-owner of McLawhorn and Russell, PLLC in Raleigh
  • Focuses on collaborative family law and alternative dispute resolution proceedings to manage conflict
  • Featured in Forbes and The Washington Post as an expert in collaborative divorce and staying out of court
  • Named a Leader in the Law by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, Super Lawyer Rising Star by Super Lawyer
  • Author of “The Cure for Divorce Culture” and host of the “Divorce, Healthy!” podcast
  • National Board Member for National Parents Organization; founding board member of the North Carolina Collaborative Attorney Network; Vice President of the Carteret Country Bar Association
  • J.D. degree, North Carolina Central University; B.S. degree in political science and B.S. degree in criminal justice, Appalachian State University; certificate in dispute resolution from the Dispute Resolution Institute
  • Can be contacted at 252-702-4376 or [email protected]
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Published 2022
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