Employers can sometimes feel buried by paperwork. Now, in addition to reams of paper documents, employers must also manage computer files. Before cleaning out file cabinets, physical or electronic, employers should remember that numerous federal and state statutes require the retention of employment records for certain minimum periods of time. Retention of employment records is required by law and is also critical to defending lawsuits brought by current and former employees.
Taft’s labor and employment attorneys have the skills and experience to assist employers develop record retention guidelines that are consistent with the law and with the practicalities of an employer’s business.