Keeping Up with Recordkeeping Requirements
State and federal workplace laws are responsible for creating piles (and megabytes) worth of information on employees. Stepped-up enforcement activities by the Labor Department and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services increase the need for Human Resource offices to maintain proper records and make them available for rapid access for compliance audits, mergers and acquisitions as well as responding to legal challenges such as eDiscovery. The inability to find and access this information efficiently exposes employers to significant penalties.
At the same time that HR offices are being pressured by the government to maintain and produce records, the challenging economic environment – both in terms of pressures to cut costs and increasing workforce transformations – has also put HR offices in the corporate spotlight. They are being pressured by IT departments and corporate attorneys to digitize older records, yet creating a fully digital HR records management environment can be a monumental and expensive undertaking. A hybrid approach to managing physical and digital HR records is far more practical and economical for most HR organizations.
In this webcast, Joseph Beachboard of Ogletree Deakins will review recordkeeping requirements for major employment statutes and offer best-practice advice on gathering, converting, storing and destroying HR records. He'll also discuss best-practices that can help prepare you for discovery.
About the speaker:
Joseph L. Beachboard is a nationally recognized expert on employment law issues. He is an attorney and shareholder with the law firm Ogletree Deakins in Torrance, California. In addition to assisting employers with workplace law issues, Mr. Beachboard serves as the chair of the firm’s Client Service Committee. In this capacity, Mr. Beachboard oversees the client service, marketing, and business development activities of the firm’s more than 425 attorneys in 34 offices across the country. Mr. Beachboard speaks regularly before human resource, personnel and employer groups on cutting edge employment law topics at programs held across the United States.
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