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Making the leap to electronic records: 4 legal considerations

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Given the low cost and the easy accessibility of electronic records storage, many employers are making the digital leap to “paperless” HR. These days, most records are created and maintained electronically, and some never even make their way to paper.

Most paper records can be scanned into electronic form, reducing storage costs and allowing users to preserve and access vast databases of records with the click of a mouse.

But despite the many benefits of going paperless, a host of legal problems could derail even the best-intentioned digital records plan.

Carefully consider these legal issues when transitioning to an electronic personnel records system:

1. Employees can review their records, paper or electronic

The obligation to produce an employee’s personnel record extends to all covered records, including electronic data. Comply by allowing the employee to review the record during business hours in the presence of a compa...(register to read more)

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