Recordkeeping: What you must keep – and for how long
JUNE 24, 2016
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.