Personnel file

What is a personnel file?

A personnel file is a paper or electronic folder that compiles all the necessary employee information for employment and human resources records. Personnel files include basic and compensation information, which should comply with federal and local laws.

Whether certain employee records are mandatory or not are subject to federal and state laws. Other regulations like data protection laws, must also be taken into account. Because of the sensitive information contained in a personnel file, it’s important to keep employee records safe. Learn how to keep them safe and what to include in a personnel file in this blog article.

The personnel file explained

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