Recordkeeping

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    A company obviously must take adequate steps to protect the confidential information of its customers. But exactly when and how does ID theft become a concern for HR personnel? Consider just how much personal information about your company’s employees is in any given filing cabinet or electronic database. Personnel files and...

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    Good documentation is important for many reasons. One of the most important is that when supervisors and managers generate even as much as handwritten notes, they're creating potential litigation exhibits that could have significant consequences down the road. Frankly, good documentation can mean the difference between winning and losing an...

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    Discrimination and retaliation charges are on the rise. The DOL is cracking down on wage and hour violations, and auditors with ICE are singling out businesses and poring over I-9s and other employment records, looking for mistakes in documentation. Consider these examples: Abercrombie & Fitch paid a $1 million fine for paperwork...
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    In case after case, stored e-mail, electronic employee records, and other cyber documents are being used as evidence of discrimination, retaliation, and other employment law missteps. Even when no such violation can be proved, mismanagement of ESI has become grounds for expensive penalties and sanctions. As HR continues to take advantage of...
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    The HR department is the repository for all employee files, and from résumés to attendance records to healthcare information, California professionals have a lot more piling up on their desks these days. As employees come and go, it can turn even the most organized office into a recordkeeping nightmare. Personnel files often...
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    From resumes to attendance records to health insurance forms, HR professionals have a lot more piling up on their desks these days. The HR department is the repository for employee files and as they come and go, this wealth of information can turn even the most organized office into a filing nightmare. Personnel records often contain sensitive...
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    EEOC includes GINA in its record-keeping regulations By Judith E. Kramer and Burton J. Fishman Fortney & Scott, LLC Most employers are barely aware of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). The law, enacted in 2008, created a number of prohibitions relating to employers’ acquisition and use of “genetic information...
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    Electronically stored information, ESI for short, is proving to be a goldmine for employees' attorneys -- and a nightmare for HR. In case after case, stored e-mail, electronic employee records, and other cyber documents are being used as evidence of discrimination, retaliation, and other employment law missteps. Even when no such violation can...
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    Electronically stored information, ESI for short, is proving to be a goldmine for employees' attorneys -- and a nightmare for HR. In case after case, stored e-mail, electronic employee records, and other cyber documents are being used as evidence of discrimination, retaliation, and other employment law missteps. Even when no such violation can...
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    A big shift has occurred in the government's crackdown on illegal workers. Out: SWAT teams surrounding a factory or business and rushing in to catch workers without the proper papers. In: Auditors with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement singling out your business and poring over I-9s and other employment records, looking for any mistake in...
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