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Policies on Employee Records and Files

It is prudent to develop a policy that outlines the procedures for how your company will manage employee records and files.  Keep in mind that your policy must comply with federal and state laws.  Some states, for instance, require employers to provide employees with access to their files, so be sure to consult your state laws on personnel files before you begin to build them.  For additional information on your state’s recordkeeping laws, please the State Employment Laws section of our site.

Consider the following points when developing your company’s employee records policy:

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