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HR Manager's Guide to Employment Files and Information Management: Legislation and Best Practices
By: Howard A. Levitt, BA, LLB, Tanya Neitzert, BA, CHRP
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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.
About the Author
Howard Levitt, BA, LLB – is a Senior Partner with Levitt LLP. He specializes in wrongful dismissal, unjust dismissal pursuant to the Canada Labour Code, human rights, sexual harassment, general harassment, breach of fiduciary duty, employment contracts, workers' compensation, workplace health and safety, injunctions restraining competition and information distribution, wrongful hiring, negligent misrepresentation in the employment context, providing clients with preventative advice and all other aspects of employment law, labour law and human resources litigation. Howard is the author of three Canada Law Book publications: Dismissal and Employment Law Digest; The Law of Dismissal for Human Resources Professionals; and The Law of Dismissal in Canada, 3rd edition.
Tanya Neitzert, BA, CHRP – has held leadership roles in human resources at organizations including Brother International (Canada), Coradiant, Oz Communications and Hyperchip. Tanya's expertise in human resources and organizational development includes talent acquisition, total rewards, engagement, HR systems and general best practices. She has spoken at the Conference Board of Canada and has led teams to organizational effectiveness for 15 years.
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