Electronic Records Retention
Government-imposed recordkeeping obligations, and the need to keep records to defend against employee lawsuits poses one of an employer’s most daunting challenges and unpleasant responsibilities. Yet, failure to comply with recordkeeping laws, and not having records necessary to defend a lawsuit is even worse. Don’t let this happen to you! Learn practical steps to effectively manage employee records, and avoid legal problems that arise from inadequate recordkeeping.
- Why keeping everything is almost as dangerous as keeping nothing
- Prime considerations in implementing an effective records retention program
- Employment-related records – What to keep from hire through termination and beyond
- Personnel “files” – key retention and privacy concerns
- Rewards and risks of “going paperless”
- When and how to dispose of hardcopy paper, electronic storage devices and/or to delete electronically stored information
- When must routine disposal or deletion employment records be suspended?
- How to manage company records stored on an employee’s personal equipment, or company-issued portable electronic devices.
Michelli Rivera is an associate in the firm's Atlanta office. She represents clients in all areas of labor and employment law including employment discrimination claims, wrongful termination claims, wage and hour disputes and audits, non-compete and restrictive covenants, compliance, training, and prevention.Prior to joining Fisher Phillips, Michelli practiced with the law firm of Burr & Forman, LLP handling commercial business disputes and employment matters. Previously, she interned with t... View Full Profile
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