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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 Joplin that can help.

William J. Fleischaker
(417) 623-2865
418 S. Wall Street, P.O. Box 996
Joplin, MO
Specialties
Litigation, Appeals, Banking
Education
University of Missouri School of Law
State Licensing
Missouri

Jared Paul Stilley
P.O. Box 1582, 1105 E. 32nd St., Ste. 5
Joplin, MO
Specialties
Criminal Defense, Workers Compensation, Litigation, Personal Injury
Education
Missouri Southern State University,University of Arkansas
State Licensing
Missouri

Mariann Morgan
(417) 358-4049
517 South Main Street, P.O. Box 409
Carthage, MO
Specialties
Banking, Litigation, Bankruptcy, Commercial
Education
University of Georgia School of Law,Creighton University
State Licensing
Missouri

Sarah Wright Rubenstein
(314) 721-1516
190 Carondelet Plaza, Suite 1100
St. Louis, MO
Specialties
Administrative Law, Appeals, Litigation
State Licensing
Missouri

Troy Lester Dietrich
(816) 632-3033
416 N. Walnut St.
Cameron, MO
Specialties
Litigation
Education
University of Missouri School of Law
State Licensing
Missouri

James Barlow Fleischaker
(417) 623-2865
418 S. Wall, P.O. Box 996
Joplin, MO
Specialties
Estate Planning, Family, Litigation
Education
University of Missouri School of Law
State Licensing
Missouri

Peter Joseph Lasley
(417) 358-2127
130 W. 4th St., Po Box 272
Carthage, MO
Specialties
Family, Litigation, Speeding Ticket, Real Estate, Probate
Education
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law,Southwest Missouri State University
State Licensing
Missouri

Rebecca Joy Schwartz
(816) 474-6550
3205 Sw Rockbridge Dr
Lees Summit, MO
Specialties
Class Action, Litigation, Fraud
State Licensing
Missouri

David Sheridan Bell
(816) 221-0080
1000 Walnut St., Ste. 1600
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Criminal Defense, White Collar Crime, Litigation
State Licensing
Missouri

Michael Shawn Kilgore
(816) 876-2600
Ste. 2600, 1100 Main Street
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Wrongful Death, Personal Injury, 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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