Archive for the ‘Record Retention’ Category

Receiving a Subpoena for Employment Records

I received a document in the mail the other day from a law firm requesting a wide variety of employment records related to one of my employees. It seems like some of the records may be of a personal nature; do I have to turn everything over to this law firm? Should I tell the […]

12 Jul 19 - Record Retention - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Grown-Up Permanent Records

A former employee has asked for a copy of her personnel file and payroll records. Do I have to provide these to her? And if so, by when? California laws give your current and former employees the right to request access to their personnel files and their payroll records. There are strict time requirements for […]

4 Mar 19 - Record Retention - Erika Pickles - No CommentsRead More »

Log 300, Cal/OSHA, OSHA

New Federal Log 300 Rules Don’t Yet Apply in California; Change Coming

In 2016, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (federal OSHA) issued a final rule relating to the tracking and reporting of workplace injuries. The final rule requires electronic submission of injury and illness data, also known as the Log 300, that employers currently report on paper forms. This rule also requires strict anti-retaliation protections for […]

15 May 17 - Record Retention, Workplace Safety - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

email, scam, phishing

IRS to Payroll and HR: Beware of W-2 Scams

This week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued an alert to payroll and human resources professionals to warn them about an email scam. The IRS issued the alert because the agency received new notifications that the email scam, which first emerged last year, is again working its way across the country. The IRS is urging […]

26 Jan 17 - Privacy, Record Retention - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Deadline for EEO-1 Report Moved to October 30, 2015

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a new deadline for the 2015 EEO-1 reports. Employers now have until October 30, 2015, to file the reports. The original deadline was September 30. Federal law requires all private employers with 100 or more employees to file the federal EEO-1 report annually. In addition, all federal government […]

18 Sep 15 - Record Retention, Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »