Personnel Records:
What to Keep, What to Toss
Clear out those files with confidence!



“Business owners often fear that they will inadvertently fail to comply with some obscure rule, and that a government inspector will show up, close down the business, and drive them into bankruptcy.”
– U.S. Small Business Administration


With all those paper and electronic records around, it’s tempting to have an end-of-year cleanout. But if you destroy the wrong document, you could be destroying your career.

Keep everything, and you may be violating federal regulations on the “reasonable” disposal of sensitive documents. Keep nothing, and you’re virtually guaranteed to lose in any legal battle.

Are you confidently up to date on the 2009 changes to recordkeeping management? Test your knowledge:

  • How does the new Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act change the retention requirements for your payroll records?
  • What’s the general retention rule of thumb you can safely apply to almost any HR record?
  • How long must you retain: applications, résumés, FMLA certifications, payroll records, safety records and much more?
  • Do the new I-9 rules affect how you handle immigration records?
  • Are you officially overdue for reviewing your files to ensure all employee information is up to date?
  • Your recordkeeping duties change when you “reasonably anticipate” litigation. But what does THAT mean? And which records must you retain in such cases?
  • 70% of corporate records are stored electronically. Do you know the new Federal Rules of Civil Procedure for storing and deleting company e-mails?

To help you answer these questions and many more, we’ve brought back our popular event Personnel Records: What to Keep, What to Toss, now hosted by nationally known employment law attorney Joseph Beachboard.

Joe is an engaging, entertaining speaker, and the moderator of the national Labor and Employment Law Advance Practices (LEAP) Symposium. As part of the Q&A portion of the workshop, Joe will answer YOUR tough questions on retaining and disposing of personnel records … a delicate balancing act with disciplinary documentation, performance evaluations, workplace investigations and medical data.

Joe will review recordkeeping requirements in light of the new laws and regulations. Plus, he’ll share best practices for gathering, storing and destroying personnel records. 

Responsible HR recordkeeping practices begin long before a job candidate walks through your door. And they extend long after an employee leaves your workforce. Don’t fall victim to a simple mistake that could have easily been avoided.

Please join us on Dec. 1 for this revealing and instructive event, and soon you’ll clear out those files with confidence!


Pat DiDomenico
Editorial Director, HR Specialist

P.S.  Your satisfaction is unconditionally guaranteed.  If you decide that Personnel Records: What to Keep, What to Toss isn’t all we’ve promised and more, we will refund 100% of your tuition.  No questions asked – and your FREE copy of Taming the Paper Monster will be yours to keep.


Date: Tuesday, Dec. 1
Time: 1 to 2:15 p.m. ET

Credit Hours:
This event has been approved for 1.25 credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).

Registration Bonus: Taming the Paper Monster. Poor records management can deplete profits and expose your company to compliance actions and legal liability. Get all your vital business records organized! Taming the Paper Monster reveals why every organization needs a formal records-management program and shows you how to develop the right system for your firm. This plain-English, 62-page guide normally sells for $39.95, but the first 50 people who register for Personnel Records: What to Keep, What to Toss will receive a free copy of this Special Report on the day of the event!


About the Speaker:
Joseph L. Beachboard, a shareholder with the law firm of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., is a nationally recognized expert on employment law. He speaks regularly at national HR conferences and has been quoted in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and National Law Journal.  In addition to counseling employers on employment law and records management, Mr. Beachboard serves as the moderator of the annual Labor and Employment Law Advanced Practices (LEAP) Symposium. He also serves as the editor of the HR Specialist: California Employment Law newsletter.

Who should attend:
  • Executives
  • HR professionals
  • Supervisors and managers
  • Business owners
  • Administrative professionals
  • Office managers
Since this is a webinar, you and your entire staff can attend in the comfort of your office or conference room for one low price! You may include as many people as you wish while listening on a single phone line.

Pricing Options:
(unlimited number of participants)
Event only: $197
CD only: $197
Event + CD: $297

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This event is sponsored by:
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