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January 2024 - MOST Meeting

  • 16 Jan 2024
  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (CST)
  • January will be: Zoom Virtual Meeting


  • This fee is for MC-SHRM Members registering for the MOST Meeting AFTER the deadline.
  • This fee is for MC-SHRM Members registering for the MOST Meeting BEFORE the deadline.
  • This fee is for Students that are not a MC-SHRM Member and are registering for the MOST Meeting.

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JANUARY will be via ZOOM
Note: Look for an Emailed Zoom Link on Monday - Day Before This Meeting

What to Do When an Employee Gets Arrested

Program - MC-SHRM MOST Meeting   7:45*AM-9:00AM (*Registration 7:30AM-7:45AM)

Presented By: Mike Coffey, SPHR, SHRM-CP - Imperative

Don’t get caught flat-footed when an employee gets caught red-handed!

Employees’ off-duty conduct is often relevant to their on-duty responsibilities. Even minor criminal behavior or traffic infractions may be advance warning that an employee’s decision-making, safety awareness, or credibility may be compromised, making the individual an “insider threat.” Ignoring such insider threats can damage an employer’s ability to mitigate liability if an employee commits an unsafe or criminal act in the course of their employment. At the same time, many employers are hesitant to delve unnecessarily into their employees’ personal lives or are uncertain as to how to respond when an employee is arrested.

In this presentation, Mike will discuss kinds of insider threats about which employers may need to be aware. He will also review policy considerations to ensure that red-flag incidents are identified and evaluated fairly. These considerations include employee self-reporting of certain incidents, periodic background checks, evaluating job-specific risks suggested by incidents, and appropriate responses to job-relevant incidents.

Participant Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the kinds of off-duty employee conduct that may affect a business’ operations
  • Address elements of an incident self-reporting policy
  • Evaluate legal / practical considerations of employee monitoring & periodic background checks
  • Learn how to investigate potential red-flag off-duty conduct
  • Assess how to evaluate off-Duty conduct against a position’s risk profile

      Mike Coffey, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is an entrepreneur, human resources professional, licensed private investigator, and HR consultant. In 1999, he founded Imperative, a background
      investigations firm helping risk-averse companies make well-informed decisions about the people they involve in their business. Today, Imperative serves hundreds of businesses across the US and, through its PFC Caregiver & Household Screening brand, many more private estates, family offices, and personal service agencies.

      Mike shares his insight from more than two decades of HR-entrepreneurship on the Good Morning, HR podcast, where each week he talks to business leaders about bringing people together to create value for customers, shareholders, and community. Mike has been recognized as an Entrepreneur of Excellence and has twice been named HR Professional of the Year. Additionally, Imperative is included in the prestigious Best Places to Work in Texas list and has been named the Texas Association of Business’ small business of the year.

      Mike is a member of the Fort Worth chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and volunteers with the SHRM Texas State Council. Mike maintains his certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the HR Certification Institute. He is also a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

      Mike lives in Fort Worth with his very patient wife. He practices yoga and maintains a keto diet, about both of which he will gladly tell you way more than you want to know

      To Learn more about Mike Coffey, visit:

      JANUARY will be via ZOOM
      Note: Look for an Emailed Zoom Link on Monday - Day Before This Meeting

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