Recordkeeping: What you must keep – and for how long

HR Morning

The trouble with recordkeeping at a lot of companies: You don’t know how complete your records are until you get involved in litigation or an audit. That’s why it’s essential to know — before you find yourself in some kind of legal dispute — what documents you need to hold onto and what you can trash without putting your company at risk. To be on the safe side, many employment law attorneys recommend you keep everything for at least five to seven years after an employee has left.

The Final Two: South Dakota, Alabama Pass Breach Notification Laws

HR Daily Advisor

Every state in the Union now has some type of law in place requiring companies to notify affected individuals of a data breach involving their information. South Dakota and Alabama, the final holdouts, enacted such measures in March. Under the Alabama Data Breach Notification Act (SB 318), signed March 28 by Gov. The law also requires all of these covered entities to implement “reasonable security measures” to prevent such breaches. South Dakota Law.

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What to include in employee personnel files?

HR Digest

Keeping a record of an employees’ lifecycle documents of their employment journey within an organization has become a must due to the digitization of all decision-making. Moreover, documentation proof is required to fulfill any legal requirements that might arise.

Not Ready to Mandate the Vaccine? Here Are Some Alternatives that May Encourage It

HR Counselor's Corner

Since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave full approval to the Pfizer vaccine, many of our employers have been giving more thought to mandating vaccination of their employees. Examples of incentives are a bonus or extra paid time off. Time Off Will Be Unpaid.

Top 6 Hidden HR Compliance Requirements for OSHA’s New Vaccine Mandate ETS

Ascentis

When OSHA published the new Vaccine Mandate Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) in the Federal Register on November 5, 2021 – all 490 pages of it – the broad strokes of compliance were as expected and previously announced by President Biden.

7 Top HR Mistakes Companies Make

Insperity

It’s easy to ignore the human resources side of your business when things are flowing smoothly. Relations with employees can be enjoyable and fulfilling or time-consuming and terrifying, depending on the situation. Being proactive in the area of HR, recognizing and rectifying HR mistakes before they become serious problems, can save you countless headaches and protect your business against costly legal claims. Make sure you’re retaining the right records.