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#1618567 - 10/21/11 02:45 PM 2 questions - Alcohol/Current Employee Arrest Chec
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ok so two questions here, did a brief search but need this information pretty quickly:


1. Do you have a policy or method for checking if an employee has been arrested since employment began? Concern is reputation risk(employee does something crummy like spouse abuse dui hurts someone etc.... the next day they are on a billboard). We just want to be able to get ahead of the situation.

2. Alcohol at bank functions - how do you deal with it. Also, what about transportation for people at these parties. Concern is multiple areas:
1. Customers getting sauced and bank being liable
2. Higher profile associates getting housed and attempting to drive/being arrested

My thinking is that if these folks are high enough up in the company then it should be because that have the intelligence and the self control to not put themselves in that situation, however, looking for any other input.


Thanks
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#1618583 - 10/21/11 03:18 PM Re: 2 questions - Alcohol/Current Employee Arrest Chec doobydoobydoo
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Recommend you get your HR attorney involved and discuss the issues.

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#1618620 - 10/21/11 03:44 PM Re: 2 questions - Alcohol/Current Employee Arrest Chec osucpa
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we have engaged our legal staff - just trying to find some common practices
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#1618840 - 10/21/11 08:26 PM Re: 2 questions - Alcohol/Current Employee Arrest Chec doobydoobydoo
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
When I was at teh Federal Reserve we issued all employees 2 tickets for alcohol beverages at our Christmas party...they were printed with your name and had to show ID when ordering. If you were seen giving your drink to someone else, you would be escorted from the party and also formally written up.

We then transitioned to no alcohol at bank functions.

Prior bank we had an open bar and alcohol flowed like a river...we were very fortunate that no one left a 5 hour Christmas party and didn't get into a serious accident. Most employee functions off premises (picnic, etc.) had alcohol. More than once I drove someone home or madesure someone else did...some people have no self control. I'm not one to drink more than a beer or 2 around staff/peers at a bank function.

Neither had a policy in place concerning reviewing arrest records.
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#1621097 - 10/27/11 07:00 PM Re: 2 questions - Alcohol/Current Employee Arrest Chec HappyGilmore
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thanks for the input
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Uh, you know there isn't a hospital bar, Mother.
Well, this is why people hate hospitals.

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