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Stolen Equipment - what would you do?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Jason Pallas, Nov 9, 2001.

  1. HBFOXJr

    HBFOXJr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,712

    In those states where it is illegal to make an employee reimburse losses what happens if a register drawer comes up short? I thought it was pretty acceptable/common in retail that the short came out of their pay check.

    I'm worried about his crew leader. What do you know about him and how long has he been with you? Did you eport this stuff to the cops. If not I would. I woul;d have them interview the crew.

    I've had inside problems. Get rid of who ever stinks and your problems go away too.
  2. Got Grass?

    Got Grass? LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 363

    Cant make them pay out of register either.
    Only way you can make an employee pay is if you both agree to it in writing.
    If its an accident or screw up then you take the loss, only option is to fire him.

    If you can prove the employee broke the law or employment terms, and did it intentionally then he pays. Usually then you have to involve the police and/or courts.

    Report the loss to the police promptly, and inform them about your crew and other things have turned up missing. Thay may want to question him as part of the investigation. Good luck as the police wont do much if anything except take a report and put it on file. Unless you give them something to go on.

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