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Access to Personnel Files: The Laws in 50 States

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Did you know that currently there is no federal law that grants employees the right to access their own personnel files? There are however, different laws for each state on this topic.

Click here for a list of the laws by each state.

Your company should have a policy regarding employee access to their personnel files, as long as you are keeping within your state guidelines, you can create the policy specific to your company.  Your policy can should provide the information on how to make a request, the expected turnaround time, and other appropriate details.    

Do you know what should and shouldn’t be in your personnel files?  

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