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How Long Must My Company In New York Keep Its Employee Records?

Though it is not required by law, the best practice for a company in New York is to retain its employees' personnel files for the length of the employee's employment plus five years . This is the case, among other reasons, because an individual may file a lawsuit under the New York City...

Your Company’s Personnel Files Are Not Your Employees’ Personal Property

One repeat question that I seem to receive is whether employees have a right to see their personnel files. At least in Ohio, the answer is “no”—with three key exceptions: Medical Records. Ohio Revised Code 4113.23(A) provides employees access to their own medical records from...