Employee Integrity Investigations in Michigan


How Much Do You Let Your Employees Get Away With?

  • Are your employees abusing their company car privileges?
  • Do you have an employee who is committing insurance fraud and increasing your insurance premiums?
  • How long does your sales staff really take for lunch? Where do they go when they say they're on sales calls?
  • Can you be sure that your staff members are sick when they say they're sick?

Lakeside Investigations is a Michigan-based licensed, bonded, and insured private detective agency that specializes in employee integrity investigations. This includes investigating existing employees and investigating a potential new hire before you make an employment offer.

Employee Integrity Checks Should Be Routine Practice

Many businesses hire us to complete corporate investigations, because of suspicious employee behavior. Rarely do companies make integrity investigations a routine practice. However, we recommend you regularly conduct employee integrity investigations in Michigan regardless of whether you have experienced employee theft in the past.

Why do we recommend employee integrity investigations in Michigan to all business owners? Because according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, "the typical organization loses 5% of its annual revenues to occupational fraud and abuse." If you haven't experienced employee theft and fraud, then it's only a matter of time before you do.

With more than 14 years of experience in employee integrity investigations in Michigan, we have seen countless businesses suffer because of irresponsible employee practices. Don't let your staff steal from you by taking money from under your nose or by wasting away their work day. Employee theft takes many forms (including excessive absenteeism), and it's up to you to protect your company's bottom line.

Employee Integrity Investigations in Michigan and Employee Rights

Lakeside Investigations does not encourage employers to violate employee rights or spend money unnecessarily on corporate investigations. However, we do advise Michigan business owners to protect their assets and their business' reputation by hiring a private investigator to complete an employee investigation.

The law protects your right to complete employee investigations!

In 2008, the United States Court of Appeals, Seventh District, decided in favor of Raybestos Products Company and stated that employee surveillance was not unlawful. As a result, employers have protection under the law to conduct integrity checks.

The safest and most legal way to protect your business and ensure your employees do what you hired them to do is to hire an outside private investigation firm to investigate potential employee theft, dishonest employee absenteeism, insurance fraud, vehicle privilege abuse, and more. Trust the experts to protect everyone involved.

Privately Investigate Your Employees and Potential Business Problems

Lakeside Investigations will investigate a host of different types of potential employee fraud. We most commonly are asked to track an employee's whereabouts, but we do not limit our investigative services to sick day verifications or locating employees during the work day. We also:

  • Screen employees (both pre-hires and existing employees) for potential problems that may make them unsuitable for the job.
  • Perform forensic investigations on computers and storage devices.
  • Ensure that an employee's injuries or illness do, in fact, entitle that person to insurance benefits and/or time out of the office.
  • Track an individual during business hours to confirm ethical practices while on company time.
  • Reconcile expense reports with actual expenses (forensic accounting).
  • Complete employee terminations (see below).

What to Do Once You Discover Employee Theft

It is one thing to investigate an employee's integrity, but what do you do once you discover their questionable behavior? Lakeside Investigations will not only uncover the information you need to know, but we will also provide you with the suggestions on how to handle these troubling situations. We are not a law firm and do not provide legal advice, but we do look out for our client's best interests.

Employee Termination Services

If you prefer not to conduct employee terminations or if you have concern about workplace violence or a troubled individual, Lakeside Investigations can provide both protection and employee terminations services. By taking advantage of our professional service, you don't have to worry about the drama or risk of employee termination.

If you are a Michigan-based business owner who needs employee integrity investigations in Michigan or employee termination services, call us to setup a no-obligation consultation.


Lakeside Investigations & Security
25801 Harper Ave. Suite 2
St. Clair Shores, MI. 48081
(586) 850-0699