by Spark Team

Your company’s brand and reputation are critical to your success. So, it’s understandable that you’d be concerned how an employee’s actions outside of work impact your company’s image. In this episode, we’ll address to what extent you can consider an employee’s conduct outside of the workplace when making employment decisions.

Episode Info

How an Employee’s Off-Duty Conduct Impacts Your Brand

To what extent can you consider an employee’s conduct outside of the workplace when making employment decisions? For example, can you decide not to hire a smoker, if your company policy prohibits smoking on company property? What if an employee is arrested outside of work hours, for a non-employment related offense — can you terminate the employee? Laws vary, and you have to be cautious when making these types of decisions. ADP’s legal counsel will tell you about what you need to consider.

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Speaker Info

Kara Murray is the Vice President of Sales Operations for ADP’s Small Business Client Channel. Kara has been with ADP for 9 years and has been in various sales and sales leadership positions while she has been with ADP. One of her primary goals is to educate our clients on the ever-changing HR landscape and how ADP can help them overcome everyday workplace challenges.

Kristin LaRosa is Senior Counsel for ADP’s Small Business Services division. Prior to joining ADP, Kristin worked as an employment lawyer where she represented employers in litigation and provided legal advice and counseling on day-to-day employment and HR matters.

Meryl Gutterman is Counsel for ADP’s Small Business Services division. Prior to joining ADP, Meryl worked as an attorney in private practice representing small businesses in employment-related matters.

Podcast Overview

HR[preneur], a podcast by ADP’s Small Business Services, is designed to help you get the insight you need in order to tackle day-to-day workplace issues. In each episode, you’ll hear from industry experts about the latest in HR, such as the #MeToo movement, evolving marijuana laws, and more. Each episode will be between 10 and 15 minutes long, but full of practical advice. Find us on Apple® Podcasts or visit the HR[preneur] podcast page on Podbean.

This article originally appeared on SPARK Powered by ADP.