My question involves independent contractors in the state of: Florida
I work for a computer recycling company. All of our workers are Independent Contractors who have all signed an Independent Contractor Agreement/Contract.
Recently, I had two contractors go on a run and pick up the computer equipment to be brought back to the warehouse. In the process they stole roughly $12,000 dollars worth of laptops.
My question is, am I required by law to pay them their final pay, when in actuality they owe the company either the equipment or the value of the equipment?