How long do I have to keep HR records? From the Archive

For the entirety of consulting I have gotten the question of how long records need to be kept. Since I got that question again last week I thought I would republish this post.  In my work, I spend time looking at the personnel files for many companies. Some of these files take up large amounts …

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OSHA establishes publication rules to “nudge” employers

On May 12, 2016 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) posted a final rule in the Federal Register regarding a new recordkeeping requirement for employers. It will have a variety of effects. Nudging employers The rule’s supposed intention is to improve employer recordkeeping on accidents. They say this will be done by having employers …

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Are you aware of how many posters are required for your workplace?

When I am doing a compliance check for a client one of the things I check on for them is if they have the correct Federal and State posters posted for employees to read. The business is required by law to communicate to its employees what laws the business must abide by and what rights …

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HR Recordkeeping and the Cloud

There are many, many companies today that are moving to “the cloud” for their data storage. Naturally there are legal issues that need to be considered in making such a move. HR in particular needs to be concerned with HR recordkeeping in the cloud. Legal issues According to John Pavolotsky, an attorney at Greenberg Traurig, …

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