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Recordkeeping


Question:

I keep everything. I am always afraid of throwing items away that deal with my employees. Does it matter? Why shouldn’t I just keep everything?

Answer:

Record DESTRUCTION is almost as important as recordkeeping. Keeping files that are no longer required (legally) can present other unique issues for human resources. Old records that are no longer pertinent could be pulled in an audit or lawsuit and create other problems for you. As an employer, be sure to have policies and procedures in place to govern your company’s record retention guidelines and be sure to review state and federal rules.

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Recordkeeping can be a daunting task, especially once you get behind in filing or change to a new system. Keeping some documents readily accessible, but confidential is extremely important. But so is knowing when to get rid of and destroy a document. strategic HR inc. has an easy to use desktop reference to assist with managing employee documentation and record retention.

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