Records Retention

You need record retention guidelines – from organizing personnel files and electronic records retention policies to control document management and more.

Business Management Daily provides personnel records retention guidelines, helping you to improve your hard-copy and electronic record retention.

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White Paper published by The HR Specialist, copyright 2007 _____________________ Military reservists are drilled on their employment rights, so employers need to be prepared as well. This special report from HR Specialist outlines the main federal law that provides job protection to reservists and National Guard troops. It’s known as the Uniformed Services Employment and […]
Do you have a boss that's so busy they can't find the time to meet with you? Adapt to the boss’s preferred form of communication, and be inventive in your approach.
Issue: HR audits can help you identify weak points in your employment-law compliance.
Risk: If you don't act on the audit's recommendations (and employees find out) that mistake can kill ...
Issue: When it comes to skills building, many HR specialists think only about the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Risk: SHRM is a great source, but HR pros shouldn't ...
Issue: Beginning June 1, a new federal law requires you to properly dispose of personally identifiable background-check data.
Risk: One mistake can result in actual damages, up to a $2,500 ...
Think about the amount of information and records that you maintain about employees. Now, think about the valuable information you possess about your clients and customers. Do you treat those two ...
Issue: HR must walk a legal tightrope when employees are suspected of in-house theft. Risk: A bungled theft investigation increases your organization's ...

"That's the last straw. You're fired."

You may have said those words yourself, but unless you've correctly documented the fired employee's "earlier straws," you may be opening up yourself for a lawsuit.

You need to be careful when writing up employees for disciplinary reasons. That’s because how you document the problem can cause problems if an employee files a lawsuit. To protect yourself and the organization, follow these guidelines when documenting employee discipline: 1. Be consistent. Don’t write up one person for a behavior that you ignore […]
Would you think less highly of male applicants because they took leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? Your first answer may be "No," but a new study suggests ...