HR Recordkeeping Update: What To Keep And What to Toss In 2017

Webinar: ID# 1023559
Recorded On-Demand
About This Course:
It’s pretty much a given that HR is all about keeping records, which can amount to a lot of accumulation, whether in paper or digital format. Knowing what to keep and what to delete can make the difference between being prepared with a well-structured defense in case of a lawsuit or finding yourself caught short.

Employers must be up to date on what information can be shared, what should never be shared, and how all information can be protected. Even with old-school hard copy records, it’s vital to know the limits on what you can keep and what you should shred.

Knowing what to keep in case of possible civil penalties or litigation and knowing when you must legally destroy certain records, especially with new laws affecting pay and personnel policy, can be like walking a tightrope.

Join us for an in-depth webinar for the latest in HR recordkeeping do’s and don’ts, as well as what’s likely coming in the year ahead, so you can keep your organization on track and in compliance in the new year.

Learning Objectives:
  • What legal changes employers should be on the lookout for concerning HR records
  • Which documents and records you must continue to keep on file, and for how long
  • When state regulations on how long to keep records may supersede federal requirements
  • Why keeping everything is almost as dangerous as keeping nothing
  • How to determine if your existing document creation, storage, retention, and destruction policies are up to date
  • When and how to shred hard copies or destroy electronic documents—such as for terminated employees
  • When your legal duty to preserve records is triggered
  • What records you should keep even though you are not legally required to
About Your Presenter:

Todd Alan Ewan, Esq.
Fisher Phillips, LLP

Attorney Todd Ewan is a partner in the Fisher & Phillips Philadelphia office. His practice focuses on defending employment related claims in federal, state, and administrative venues, as well as advising clients on statutory compliance issues. He is routinely involved in cases in which discrimination based on race, gender, age, disability, national origin, and/or religion have been alleged, as well as cases in which former employees have claimed sexual harassment, breach of employment contract, defamation, and wrongful termination. Additionally, Mr. Ewan provides training and guidance to employers with respect to complying with employment statutes including the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Clients also ask him to prepare employee handbooks, personnel policies and procedures, employee contracts and separation agreements, and to provide seminars to employees regarding statutes and/or policies with which they need to be familiar. Mr. Ewan frequently speaks about topics related to labor and employment laws. He was recognized in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers – Rising Stars in 2006 and 2007.
HR Recordkeeping Update: What To Keep And What to Toss In 2017
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