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Feb21

employee theft of company data

I just purchased a printing business which includes a free daily paper. The advertising pays for the expenses of the paper.

This business had 2 fulltime employees + the owner. Before closing employees planned to stay with the company after the sale.

On our first day of ownership they told me they do not plan to stay. This is fine except for the fact that one of the former employee took the backup system and with it, all the data.

Now they have opened a business down the street with a daily paper that is just like ours with a different name on the top.

Do I have any options at this point?

I just purchased a printing business which includes a free daily paper. The advertising pays for the expenses of the paper.

This business had 2 fulltime employees + the owner. Before closing employees planned to stay with the company after the sale.

On our first day of ownership they told me they do not plan to stay. This is fine except for the fact that one of the former employee took the backup system and with it, all the data.

Now they have opened a business down the street with a daily paper that is just like ours with a different name on the top.

Do I have any options at this point?

Jan09

Suspending an Hourly Employee

Is is ok to suspend or dock an hourly employee for a week for a minor infraction? This one is regarding missing a meeting when the employee was granted a two week vacation?

Is is ok to suspend or dock an hourly employee for a week for a minor infraction? This one is regarding missing a meeting when the employee was granted a two week vacation?

January 9th, 2012, 7:18 AM |  Posted in: Management / Leadership Development |
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Jan08

Reporting Missing Workers While in an Acting Status

Over the holidays, I was appointed to “act” in a supervisory capacity in place of my supervisor, who was out of the office. Amongst normal supervisory duties, this required me to “supervise” the other employees in this section, (normally my co-workers), 2-3 people, max. I noticed that 2 employees left work early 2 days in a row, without saying anything to me. One employee went on a 2.5 hour lunch date as well.

As the acting supervisor, should I report this kind of behavior to the real supervisor when they return or should I just look the other way? The employees are my co-workers on a normal basis, this was just different circumstances.

Over the holidays, I was appointed to “act” in a supervisory capacity in place of my supervisor, who was out of the office. Amongst normal supervisory duties, this required me to “supervise” the other employees in this section, (normally my co-workers), 2-3 people, max. I noticed that 2 employees left work early 2 days in a row, without saying anything to me. One employee went on a 2.5 hour lunch date as well.

As the acting supervisor, should I report this kind of behavior to the real supervisor when they return or should I just look the other way? The employees are my co-workers on a normal basis, this was just different circumstances.

Dec28

demoting manager

Can an employer demote a manager to a position where he/she is under supervision of those once supervised due to “financial reasons”?

Can an employer demote a manager to a position where he/she is under supervision of those once supervised due to “financial reasons”?

December 28th, 2011, 7:26 AM |  Posted in: Management / Leadership Development |
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Dec16

Manager Asking Employee About Another Employee

I work in HR for a prominent company that is involved in wind energy. Today a technician recieved a safety violation for not performing LOTO. Later that day the manager brought the other technicians into the office that were not involved, asking them, “do you feel safe working with Joe?” Is it legal for a manager to present that question in an open discussion?

I work in HR for a prominent company that is involved in wind energy. Today a technician recieved a safety violation for not performing LOTO. Later that day the manager brought the other technicians into the office that were not involved, asking them, “do you feel safe working with Joe?” Is it legal for a manager to present that question in an open discussion?

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