What Should Your Personnel Files Contain?
Don't get burned by overly personal personnel files.
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The office manager storms into your office and demands to see her personnel file. She says she heard a rumor about what might be in there. Cringing, you open the drawer. Why weren't you more discreet?
Be forewarned: Various state and federal laws entitle employees to review their files and make copies. State laws differ in the details, but chances are, there's a court decision permitting access and prohibiting retalia-tion against your employee.
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