California HR Recordkeeping For 2016: What To Keep, Toss, And Tidy Up To Avoid Legal Hassles
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The records driven business of human resources leads to countless questions for HR professionals. There are those overarching recordkeeping questions, such as which records you need to keep, which you need to create or retain hard copies of, what you should include in a personnel file, how to safeguard confidential records, and more.
And, then there’s the host of additional questions specific to California workplaces that you must be able to correctly answer, such as:
In this cloud based, share everything age, it’s all too easy to broadcast, whether accidentally or deliberately, confidential or proprietary information about your company or employees that should never be shared.
- How do California HR recordkeeping requirements differ from the obligations under federal laws?
- How do the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 and its subsequent amendments affect HR recordkeeping obligations?
- What does the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement require to ensure that wage and hour records are compliant?
- What’s the generally accepted process for safeguarding medical records in compliance with the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act and federal law?
As a California HR professional, you need to know how to safeguard, retain, and appropriately dispose of the important information you’ve been entrusted with, so you don’t run afoul to state or federal law.
Join us when Allen Kato, a seasoned California employment attorney, will teach you how to manage your workplace records and how to stay organized and in compliance. Attorney Kato will provide tips on how to ensure that your HR recordkeeping retention, safeguarding, and destruction practices don’t create legal liabilities for your organization and you’ll discover what you need to do to update all of your systems, paper based and electronic, to master California HR recordkeeping obligations.
About Your Presenter
- HR recordkeeping essentials for workplaces of all sizes
- What the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014, and subsequent amendments, means for you and your California employees
- How to review recordkeeping security practices in light of recent cyber attacks
- How to determine if your existing document creation, storage, retention, and destruction policies are up to date with the current law, and what to do if they aren’t
- Best practices for managing documents used in litigation
- How to make sure your wage and hour records are compliant with California’s requirements
- How to safeguard medical records in compliance with the California
- Confidentiality of Medical Information Act, as well as with federal law
- How to manage the storage of performance, disciplinary, and termination records
- Records that bolster your position that a worker is an independent contractor, not your employee
- Special recordkeeping considerations for government contractors
- Effective and legally sound ways to store and destroy old paper and electronic records
- How to meet your legal duty to preserve certain records beyond the federal and state recordkeeping requirements
- How the new overtime exemption rules may affect “gap” employees, and what that will mean to your recordkeeping responsibilities
Allen Kato, Esq.
Attorney at Law
San Francisco based attorney Allen Kato concentrates his practice exclusively on advising employers in all aspects of employment law, including wage and hour, equal employment opportunity, disability accommodations, leaves of absences, wrongful termination, privacy, employment agreements and compensation plans, unfair competition, and trade secret matters. He also trains managers and human resources professionals on a regular basis.
Mr. Kato holds a bachelor’s from the University of California, Davis and a law degree from the McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific. He is a member of the California Bar. Before opening his own law practice, Mr. Kato practiced for almost 30 years with the law firms of Fenwick & West, and with Schachter, Kristoff, Orenstein & Berkowitz.
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