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What To Know About Reporting Employee Criminal Activity

Law360 (July 15, 2020, 4:04 PM EDT) -- This article guides employers on reporting criminal activities of their employees to law enforcement.

As set forth below, there are limited circumstances under which employers are legally required to report illegal activities of their employees, depending on the specific law and/or jurisdiction. Even when not legally required, however, employers should contemplate whether to report based on ethical, business and strategic considerations.

This article also briefly discusses steps that employers can take to minimize their risk of liability via compliance programs and reporting.

While this article sets out some basic rules regarding the duty to report, this is a fact-intensive — and...

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