WHAT TO SAVE & WHAT TO SHRED: STATE AND FEDERAL RECORDKEEPING REQUIREMENTS

Documents . . . documents . . . and more documents.  Now that it is the new year, it is a good time to be thinking about the documents you must hang on to versus the ones you can purge; however, because there are so many documents to keep track of, it can be difficult to know what you must save and for how long and what you can shred.  Indeed, the legal requirements for recordkeeping and retention of employment related records are confusing.  This is because there are a variety of state and federal laws governing retention related to job applications, CORI records, payroll records, wage and hour records, I-9 forms, personnel records, employment benefits, family medical leave records, affirmative action plans, tax records, and safety records.

The importance of this one part of the seemingly endless human resources responsibilities cannot be overstressed.  And there is no better time for a review of your recordkeeping practices than the beginning of a new year to ensure compliance in the event of an unanticipated audit by a state or federal agency.

Royal LLP will be presenting an informational workshop that will provide an overview of state and federal recordkeeping requirements on February 15, 2013 in Springfield and on  February 22, 2013 in Northampton.  To register, please contact Ann-Marie Marcil at amarcil@royalllp.com.  For additional information about this seminar or other seminars, please visit our website under What’s New/Upcoming Seminars.  If you have a specific question about your recordkeeping compliance, contact any attorney at Royal LLP at (413) 586-2288.

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