Personnel File and Your Rights

What are my rights with regard to my personnel file? 

On October 1, 2013, a new law went into effect that provides more rights to employees seeking access to their personnel files.  Click here to read more!  Current employees are now entitled to look at their personnel files, and request a copy, within 7 days.  Former employees must be given access to personnel files within 10 business days.  Further, if your employer puts negative information in your personnel file, you must be given a copy of the write up within one business day.  You still have the right to write a written rebuttal of the negative information and have it placed in your personnel file alongside the negative documentation.  Employers also must now provide employees whom they terminate with termination paperwork “immediately.”  Finally, the Department of Labor has new penalties available to it for employers who fail to adhere to these new rules.

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