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Employee Theft & Employment Screening and Background Check

Although it is not a pleasant topic to discuss, the fact is that theft by employees of small businesses totals nearly $40 billion in this country each year.

As hard as it is to believe that someone you hire to fill a trusted position in your company would actually take from you, it happens every day in all kinds of businesses and in a variety of ways. Moreover, it is estimated that up to 75 percent of all employee theft goes unnoticed.

Researchers show that 68.6% of employees who steal have no prior criminal background.

Some security experts predict that up to 30 percent of the nation’s workers will steal at some time in their career. Difficult economic times, lack of salary increases, and the threats of downsizing and cutbacks make it even more tempting for employees to help themselves.

Employee theft can take many forms, from stealing office supplies or merchandise, to stealing time by improperly reporting sick leave and vacation to stealing intellectual property and confidential information. When employee theft is discovered, the employer/owner feels violated and often reacts out of emotion. Remembering that this is a business problem and addressing it as such will aid in quick resolution and prevention.

If you suspect theft and decide to investigate, do so thoroughly and factually. Making an accusation toward an employee can permanently damage relationships not only with that employee but also with those with whom the individual works closely. Be sure you are on solid ground before you make your suspicions known or state any accusations.

Conducting an Employee Background Check

Employment background check and investigating employees are a critical approach for an employer to learn more about the interviewee, Adultery Investigation but can also be a source of possible liability. With the outburst of online information, Adultery Investigation employment background check on applicant has become more and more obtainable, Adultery Investigation but it pays to be careful about where you look for information and which questions you ask.

Make Your Employment Background Check Practical

Conducting an employment background check can not only be helpful in better understanding the interviewee, Adultery Investigation but can also be useful in defending a business from liability. Employers must still be very careful about what kind of information they ask for and look into, Adultery Investigation however. If an employer goes too far, Adultery Investigation he or she may face a lawsuit. Here are some things to keep in mind when performing an employment background check:

  • An employment background check or employment background investigation is the process of looking up and compiling criminal records, Adultery Investigation commercial records and financial records (in certain instances such as employment screening) of an individual.
  • Employment Background Check are often requested by employers on job candidates, Adultery Investigation especially on candidates seeking a position that requires high security or a position of trust, Adultery Investigation such as in a school, Adultery Investigation hospital, Adultery Investigation financial institution, Adultery Investigation airport, Adultery Investigation and government. These checks are traditionally administered by a government agency for a nominal fee, Adultery Investigation but can also be administered by private companies. Results of a background check typically include past employment verification, Adultery Investigation credit score, Adultery Investigation and criminal history.
  • These checks are often used by employers as a means of objectively evaluating a job candidate’s qualifications, Adultery Investigation character, Adultery Investigation fitness, Adultery Investigation and to identify potential hiring risks for safety and security reasons. Background check is also used to thoroughly investigate potential government employees in order to be given a security clearance. However, Adultery Investigation these checks may sometimes be used for illegal purposes, Adultery Investigation such as unlawful discrimination (or employment discrimination), Adultery Investigation identity theft, Adultery Investigation and violation of privacy.

Since every employee theft case is unique, we highly recommend that you contact one of our investigators, regarding your situation, so that we could indicate the type of investigation will work best for you. Your call is strictly confidential. Call (310) 657-3747, or e-mail us at

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Contact us now by phone 7 days on (310) 657-3747 and we will discuss your requirements and tell you exactly how we can provide you with the information that you need.

If you wish to schedule an appointment with one of our Employment Screening and Background Check investigators or a child support investigators, please call (310) 657-3747 for directions to our office and appointments.

EPIS is the go-to investigator for employee theft cases in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.

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Empire Pacific Investigative Services
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West Hollywood,
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Phone: (310) 657-3747

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Empire Pacific Investigative Services Inc., established in 1993 by three retired U.S. Federal Special Agents, offers a diverse range of investigative services individually tailored to our clients' specific needs. Throughout its years of service, EPIS has enjoyed an enviable reputation based on dedication to client service. Each member of our staff is highly skilled, thereby ensuring a knowledgeable team proficient in every phase of the investigative field.