HR Manager's Guide to Employment Files and Information Management: Legislation and Best Practices

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An invaluable resource written for HR practitioners who deal with legal and best practice requirements that relate to the management of all types of employee information.

A Canadian HR Reporter: Special Report Employment information and documentation management is a key component of the management of human resources, but its importance is often overlooked and wrongly assumed to be merely administrative in nature. Key legislation, such as privacy, human rights and employment standards provisions, case law and the evolution of technology relating to records management have become critical elements of business management. HR professionals must be aware of the legislated requirements, as well as emerging case law and best practices related to the management of employment information and records to protect the organization from litigation as well as creating sound policies for efficient, effective and ethical business practices. HR Manager's Guide to Employment Files and Information Management: Legislation and Best Practices is a unique book written for HR practitioners and others who deal with employee information of all kinds, including employee files either electronically or in paper format and other records, including emails, spreadsheets, and other documentation. It deals with legal and best practice requirements relating to the management of all types of employee information throughout the employment lifecycle from recruitment through to termination. The book includes information on all Canadian jurisdictions. While it is not just about privacy, records retention or human resources information systems (HRIS), it does cover aspects of all three areas. Chapter 1 provides an overview of The Importance of Employee Files and Chapter 2 covers Legislative Requirements pertaining to employment standards, employment insurance, income tax, immigration, occupational health and safety, worker's compensation, human rights, privacy and employment equity legislation. Chapters 3 and 4 cover Elements of an Employee File and File Management Strategies and Policies respectively. This is followed by a Questions and Answers section and Sample Policies on privacy, confidential information and electronic communications.onic communications.


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