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Honest people live by the golden rule, “Do as to others as you would have them do unto you.” Honest people see stealing as demeaning. Honest people believe in karma. Honest people think of the consequences of their actions over a lifetime, not just in the moment. Hire honest people. Beware of scams. Listed below you will find access to litigation lawyers around Branson that can help.

Karl Andrew Finkenbinder
(417) 334-7922
500 West Main Street, Suite 304
Branson, MO
Specialties
Landlord & Tenant, Litigation, Real Estate, Foreclosure
Education
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law,Southern Nazarene University
State Licensing
Missouri

Russell Schenewerk
(417) 334-7922
Branson Financial Center, 500 West Main Street, Suite 304
Branson, MO
Specialties
Landlord & Tenant, Litigation, Contracts, Real Estate, Construction
Education
Saint Louis University School of Law,Central Missouri State University
State Licensing
Missouri

Ryan Christopher Mielcarek
(314) 910-2928
231 S. Bemiston Ave., Suite 800
St. Louis, MO
Specialties
Administrative Law, Business, Litigation, Estate Planning
Education
John Marshall Law School, Chicago,Southern Methodist University
State Licensing
Illinois, Missouri

David Jeremy Simmons
(314) 241-9090
2000 Equitable Building 10 South Broadway
St. Louis, MO
Specialties
Antitrust, Class Action, Franchising, Litigation, Commercial
Education
University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law,Washington University in St. Louis
State Licensing
Illinois, Missouri

Bradley Richard Hansmann
(314) 242-5370
20th Floor, 1010 Market St.
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Insurance, Personal Injury, Litigation
State Licensing
Missouri

Matthew Francis Trokey
(417) 334-2222
115 W. Atlantic
Branson, MO
Specialties
Litigation, Car Accident, Wrongful Death, Real Estate, Personal Injury
Education
Washington University School of Law
State Licensing
Missouri

Randy S. Anglen
(417) 335-2685
2460 S Business 65
Hollister, MO
Specialties
Criminal Defense, Family, Litigation, Personal Injury
Education
University of Kansas School of Law,University of Missouri
State Licensing
Missouri

Brian Kevin Mcbrearty
(866) 615-0502
Suite 200, 222 S. Central
St. Louis, MO
Specialties
Litigation, Insurance, Workers Compensation
State Licensing
Missouri

Seth G. Gausnell
(314) 421-5545
Ste. 400, 100 South Fourth St.
St. Louis, MO
Specialties
Appeals, Transportation, Litigation
State Licensing
Missouri

Leonard J. Frankel
(314) 725-8000
Suite 1111, 231 S. Bemiston
St. Louis, MO
Specialties
Criminal Defense, Family, Litigation
State Licensing
Missouri

Legal Help on Temp Employee Theft

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Holiday temps make the best scammers

Posted by Robert Siciliano on December 9th, 2009

Robert Siciliano is a NextAdvisor.com Expert Guest Blogger

This is the absolute best time of the year to be a dishonest temporary worker. Holiday hustle and bustle overwhelms managers and supervisors and they can’t possibly see everything their employees are doing. It has been said that only 10% of employees are honest, 10% of employees will always steal and 80% will steal based on circumstances. Hiring temps during the holidays becomes the perfect storm for employee theft.

Estimates reveal that 40-50% of all business losses are due to employee theft. Employers need to first vet potential hires so as not to invite a thief into the workplace.

Prescreening

  • Either use a prescreening service or become a master interviewer. Watch for incongruities.
  • Resumes are often “false advertising,” sometimes including outright lies. Look for red-flags and exaggerations.
  • Appearance is telling. To be disheveled and unkempt at an interview is a reflection of one’s character.
  • Interviewees who are well-spoken and ace the interview process may have had lots and lots of jobs.
  • Use employment applications, and check and verify everything.
  • Background checks are only one small, but necessary, element of the screening process.
  • Criminal records checks are insufficient and do not detect employee theft unless prosecuted and convicted.
  • Juvenile convictions do not show on a criminal records check.
  • Drug and alcohol testing.
  • Reference checks.
  • Credit reports.
  • Physical exams.

Hire honest people.

Honest people live by the golden rule, “Do as to others as you would have them do unto you.” Honest people see stealing as demeaning. Honest people believe in karma. Honest people think of the consequences of their actions over a lifetime, not just in the moment. Hire honest people.

Perception is reality.

Assume that after an apparently honest person has been hired, there is still potential for stealing to begin. Orientation is the first place to discourage this behavior. Policies must be openly discussed. Employees are shown aspects of loss prevention and physical security in place. They are further told incidences of theft will be prosecuted under the fullest extent of the law. They are reminded that previous employees were caught and the expenses in fines and to lawyers in a criminal defense cost far more than the goods or cash that were stolen. In Singapore, Iran, Saudi Arabia, they put an average of 500 people a year to death for various nonviolent crimes. That’s perception equaling reality.

Understand the theft probability equation.

Chance of getting caught + consequences of action taken = Level of risk & probability of theft.

  • Low risk: high probability of theft
  • High risk: low probability of theft
  • A reputation for non-action breeds theft. If you fire thieves without prosecution, you will hire thieves in the future.

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