The cost of an employee DUI arrest

Written by Reynolds Defense Firm

On July 8, 2018

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What is the employer’s cost when an employee faces DUI arrest?

From an employer’s perspective, aside from the human realities, an employee’s DUI arrest is very expensive. First, there is likely missed time at work for court appearances and potentially jail time. Next, your employee’s ability to get to work on time becomes a true challenge if they lose their driver’s license. Lastly, production – it is a rare employee who is able to engage in work at the same level when distracted by the stress, fear, and embarrassment of being arrested. So, what can you as an employer do?

Educate your employees

The more folks are aware of DUI laws and consequences, the less likely they are to find themselves in trouble in the first place. Reynolds Defense Firm can help you – our attorneys regularly speak with groups about Oregon’s DUI laws.  We would be glad to talk with your employees as well. We can also provide you with helpful, educational articles to give your employees or for your company’s newsletter. For more information on having RDF help you educate your employees, contact Tammy, our Director of Brand Integrity and Growth. She can be reached at 503.223.3422 or by email at tammy@reynoldsdefensefirm.com.

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The faster your employee finds the quality legal help they need, the sooner they can put their life back together and return to being a productive employee. This can be done through an EAP (Employee Assistance Program).  Providing your employees with education about DUI laws is incredibly valuable in preventing DUI arrests in the first place.  If you become aware that an employee faces a DUI charge, please encourage them to seek legal advice as soon as possible.  The Reynolds Defense Firm can help your employee, and your business, in several ways:

First, we offer a free telephone consultation to folks who need help – of course we hope that leads to us working together, but regardless, we can answer questions to start your employee moving in the best directions.

Second, if your business has an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), please check to see if the Reynolds Defense Firm is included as a legal resource available to your employees.  Assuming we are, be sure your employees know to request to speak with RDF as soon as possible.

Lastly, if you don’t have an EAP, we can work with your business to implement a VIP process that allows RDF to offer your employees a reduced fee as part of our work together. This can be great way for you to offer your employees an additional benefit that doesn’t add another cost to your business.

The employees here at the Reynolds Defense Firm are incredible people and tremendous assets to our business, and I am sure your employees are as well. By taking some time now to educate and protect your employees, you may be able to save your employees, and your business, a huge amount of heartache and hassle later on.  If you have questions about an employee facing DUI charges or want to learn more about how we can help, visit our website or call (503)223-3422.  We’re solid, we’re here if you need us, and we’re very good at what we do.

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