This plain language guide is designed to help small business employers assess their level of compliance with federal record retention laws. Any new updates will be automatically published to your guide for immediate reference.
At least 29 employment laws contain provisions that require employers to create, maintain, and retain certain personnel records. The agencies that enforce employment laws are empowered to request and review an employer’s personnel records during an investigation or audit.
To help our valued labor law compliance customers assess their level of compliance with federal record retention laws, Personnel Concepts has introduced a comprehensive, digital HR Record Retention Guide. This guide provides information about federal record retention laws pertinent to businesses.
Here is a partial list of the 29 federal laws detailed in this guide:
Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Asbestos Exposure (OSHA)
Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (OSHA)
Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) of 1988
Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
Equal Pay Act (EPA) of 1963 (Also see FLSA)
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993
Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) of 2008
Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA)
Fines for non-compliance with recordkeeping requirements can vary based upon what law is requiring the recordkeeping. Additionally, failure to meet recordkeeping requirements can prove costly in an employee lawsuit, as personnel records are commonly used as part of an employer’s defense in a wrongful discharge or discrimination lawsuit.
With your digital format, any new updates will be automatically published to your guide for immediate reference.
If you are not completely satisfied, you can return it within seven (7) days of receipt for a full refund.