If you hate filing, consider this: Researchers estimate that 80 percent of the documents that the average business operation files are never used again. Feel better now? Recordkeeping policies and privacy laws may force some duplication of effort, but you can design more efficient ways to manage and store documents.
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.
Sometimes, you don’t know how lousy an employee was until he or she is gone. That may be when you find out about missing work, or even missing money. Or you may discover that the employee was essentially dishonest. If that’s the fact, promptly document what you discovered—just in case there is a later lawsuit.
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has a bigger budget and more staffing this year, and intends to audit federal government contractors or subcontractors that have 50 or more employees and a contract or subcontract of at least $50,000. And the OFCCP can be expected to increase its scrutiny on health care providers that are contractors or subcontractors for the government.
We all make mistakes, especially when acting in haste. Unfortunately, a mistake in the employment law world can mean an expensive lawsuit. But courts are inclined to forgive employers that genuinely try to make things right. That’s why employers should fix errors and make sure they remove any potential negative effects of disciplinary actions.