Employment Records: Retention, Retrieval, and Destruction Master Class

Employment Records, Retention, Retrieval, and Destruction

Date: September 20, 2012
Location: Birmingham Marriott (3590 Grandview Parkway, Birmingham, Alabama 35243)
Time: Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., program starts at 8:30
Cost: $397.00 for the first attendee, $297.00 for each additional attendee

The stakes for recordkeeping errors have never been higher. Increasingly, juries in employment litigation weigh an employer’s paper trail, both hard-copy and electronic, when deciding on an employee’s claim of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or some other workplace conflict. Because jurors are generally employees themselves, they look for any reason to side with the worker. That’s why employers must be prepared to produce documents and records that defend their decisions and policies.

Allen Anderson, Ryan Blount, and Allison Chandler, with the Huntsville, Alabama, law firm of Fees & Burgess, P.C., in partnership with M. Lee Smith Publishers, a national provider of information resources for human resources professionals, will present Employment Records: Retention, Retrieval, and Destruction Master Class, a one-day workshop on document management best practices. The event, designed for Alabama employers, HR executives, and corporate legal counsel, will be held Wednesday, September 20, 2012.

Those who choose to participate in this event will learn:

    • Which documents should be kept and are vital,
    • How to keep a record of a workplace investigation
    • Who “owns” an employee’s personnel records
    • Special document challenges
    • How to store electronic data
    • Time requirements in recordkeeping
    • Proper methods of disposal

The attorneys of Fees & Burgess, P.C., have years of experience advising Alabama employers on employment law, including documentation and other matters, and will make Employment Records: Retention, Retrieval, and Destruction Master Class completely interactive, with plenty of back and forth with workshop attendees.

This program has been approved for 5.75 recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute and has also been approved for CLE in the state of Alabama for 5.8 general hours.

For more information, including how to register, please click here, or click here to contact Amy Kelly, with M. Lee Smith Publishers.