PERSONNEL FILES

Rule of thumb: Good records win cases

04/12/2017
When an employee turns down an offer of a benefit of some sort, make sure you note that she did.

Are departing employees legally allowed to demand a copy of their personnel files?

03/23/2017
Q. If an employee is leaving the company and they request to take with them a copy of their complete personnel file, do they have the right to receive it? If so, does that include all records from their separate medical file and any confidential files?

Practical advice for better HR records management

10/25/2016
Here’s advice on controlling record storage costs and ensuring business continuity if records are compromised.

Why should we worry about job descriptions?

09/22/2016
Q. We are working on updating our job descriptions for our production employees. Are there any legal considerations we should take into account? We do not have any job descriptions for our office employees. It is hard because those jobs change so much. Is this a problem?

Document customer gripes: It helps win lawsuits

09/05/2016
Customers may not always be right. But it’s wise to document their complaints at the time they make them.

Deal with health care cyber-attacks, data security & government audits

08/11/2016

The costs involved are growing ... but the consequences of not spending are brutal.

Court upholds EEOC rule on retention of employment-related testing records

08/09/2016
A federal court has ruled that the EEOC can require employers to retain employment records for its inspection and specifically demand that those records include a wide range of information about employment-related testing, test results and the impact of the results on protected classes.

Accurate evaluations crucial to employees, employers alike

06/10/2016
While no one likes to be told they are failing to meet expectations, an accurate evaluation is crucial to the success of any employee.

Must we grant access to personnel records?

05/27/2016

Q. One of our former employees has asked to see his personnel file. Are we required to grant him access to it?

10 HR mistakes your employee's lawyer will try to exploit

05/24/2016
If you’re ever hauled into court to testify in a lawsuit against your organization, what you say, and how you say it, can sink your defense—or help you win. Here are the 10 weaknesses you must be prepared to defend:

Records retention: How long should you keep each document?

05/04/2016
A comprehensive list with suggested retention periods for 100 business records.

Help newlyweds make new names official

04/22/2016

June is wedding month, which means name changes for brides who take their husbands’ names and couples who hyphenate their new names. When newlyweds return from their honeymoons, they may form a line outside HR ...

4 ways to ruin a performance evaluation

04/05/2016
Help your organization’s supervisors provide better reviews by warning them away from these common mistakes.

Guard sues after inmate swipes his SSN

03/29/2016
A guard at Lewisburg Federal Peni­­ten­­tiary has sued the Justice Depart­­ment after a federal inmate obtained his Social Security number and other personal data through a Freedom of Information Act request.

Fixing mistakes in your I-9 forms? How to do it legally

03/24/2016
Many of the I-9 forms in your files are just screaming for attention.
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