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August 3, 2012

 

An article headlined “Illinois contractor gets 10-year sentence for asbestos violation” generated the following reader comments:

June 6, 2012

A report by Jack L. Hayes International, a loss prevention and inventory shrinkage control consulting firm, found that both shoplifting and stealing by employees are increasing, although the latter is growing at a faster clip. An annual survey of large retailers found that shoplifter apprehensions and recovery dollars rose 5.8% in 2011, while the same measurements applied to dishonest employees increased 11.4%.

May 31, 2012

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two men suspected of stealing six Husqvarna chain saws at a Lowe’s store in Springfield, Mass., according to a report on WGGB-TV, an ABC affiliate.

On May 21, the individuals allegedly placed the items, valued at $766 each, in a store cart and wheeled it out the front door. 

May 7, 2012

By a 4-1 vote, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on April 25, 2012, approved a new guidance on criminal background checks.

Consolidating and superseding previous EEOC guidance on criminal background checks, the guidance discourages blanket exclusions of individuals who have been convicted of crimes and encourages the use of individualized assessments of whether an employer’s criminal conduct exclusion is job related and consistent with business necessity.

March 28, 2012

Telling employees where and why cameras are being used in the workplace is the best way to avoid legal problems, according to Lisa Guerin, co-author of "The Essential Guide to Federal Employment Laws" (Society for Human Resource Management/Nolo, 2011).

There is implied consent if an employee continues to work in an area where a camera is visible, said Ginger McCall, director of the open government program at the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington, D.C.

October 13, 2011

Fort Wayne, Ind.-based co-op Do it Best Corp. named company veteran Randy Rusk as its new communications director.

In the position, Rusk will help develop and implement the Do it Best Corp. communications strategy and manage all internal and external communications efforts, including video, education and training initiatives, creative development and campaign execution, as well as media and public relations.

August 10, 2011

New Britain, Conn.-based Stanley Black & Decker's wholly owned Swedish subsidiary has acquired in total 72,005,890 class B shares of global security firm Niscayah Group.

The shares represent approximately 19.8% of the outstanding shares and approximately 13.9% of the total number of votes in Niscayah.

The acquisition of these shares was made through purchases outside of the company’s pending tender offer to acquire all the outstanding shares and warrants of Niscayah. 

August 1, 2011

Shoplifters and dishonest employees stole more than $7 billion last year from just 23 major retailers, according to the 23rd Annual Retail Theft Survey conducted by Jack L. Hayes International. These 23 surveyed retailers apprehended more than 1 million shoplifters and dishonest employees in 2010 and recovered more than $148 million from these thieves. 

April 13, 2011

LP’s Flameblock sheathing, a fire-resistant oriented strand board (OSB), has earned a UL listing from the Underwriters Laboratories Canada (ULC). This listing followed three rounds of fire testing by ULC, satisfying requirements for use of the ULC label on the product. The testing was conducted at ULC’s fire testing facility in Toronto, Ontario.

March 31, 2011

A story under the headline “Sitting down on the job: The lawsuit” generated several letters, including the following:


March 1, 2011

The Scottsdale Police Department, working with fraud investigators from eBay, Home Depot, Walmart and federal authorities, arrested 36 suspects involved in a major retail theft syndicate that returned stolen merchandise to retailers and then auctioned the gift cards on eBay, according to a Feb. 25 news release from the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. The case has uncovered more than $1.2 million in proceeds from the crime, authorities said. 

February 16, 2011

 

Police in Macon, Ga. have arrested two men they believe are part of a shoplifting ring that targeted Home Depot and Lowe’s stores throughout the state and also in Miami, according to an article in the Macon Telegraph.

January 24, 2011

Albuquerque, N.M., police have arrested a man accused of shoplifting tools from a Lowe’s store on Jan. 20 and then trying to sell them to undercover officers 15 minutes later, according to an article in the Albuquerque Journal.  

January 17, 2011

Chicago-based USG Corp., makers of the Sheetrock brand of wall board, announced they have expanded distribution of their new Sheetrock UltraLight panels.

January 14, 2011

Three men who attempted to steal power tool batteries and other merchandise from a Florida Home Depot were arrested after two of them -- dressed as women -- used pepper spray on security personnel, according to an article in the Orlando Sentinel.

December 5, 2010

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined a Home...

December 2, 2010

A Central Florida woman was arrested for shoplifting at a Home Depot store on Nov....

September 29, 2010

A Home Depot shopper witnessing a possible shoplifting crime followed the suspect in his car...

September 5, 2010

Employees and customers are becoming more adept at stealing, but hardware dealers can stem their...

April 13, 2008

The National Equipment Register (NER) and the FBI’s Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (LEEDA )...

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