The Do’s and Don’ts of Records Retention and Destruction

Susan Fahey-Desmond
Speaker: Susan Fahey Desmond
Principal, Jackson Lewis PC
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Duration: 90 Minutes
Product Code: 300236
Level: Intermediate
Key Take Away

This webinar will aid the process of organizing, saving, and destroying company records which can be confusing even for a seasoned professional.


Employers have lots of information on their employees - for employee engagement and retention– from social security numbers to disciplinary records. It is impossible to keep everything indefinitely as part of employee engagement programs. Destroying documents too soon, however, will inevitably lead to serious consequences. When can you destroy documents safely and legally?

Save too many files, and your company will pay unnecessary storage fees. Accidentally destroy certain information and you could be vulnerable to costly fines with the DOL or unprepared in the event of a lawsuit.

why should you attend

Courts are increasingly issuing significant fines against companies that have destroyed documents that were relevant to the litigation. Sometimes court even enter default judgments in particularly egregious cases. How do you protect your company?

Areas Covered in this Webinar
  • Keys to Solving Record Retention Issues: What’s Required by Law
  • How to determine a record’s retention & storage period

Learning Objectives
  • Tips for a Strong Electronic Record Retention Program
  • Paper vs. paperless: How your retention obligations change
  • Establish policies for electronic records: Email, IM, & Web content
  • What records should be kept when an employee leaves?

Who Will Benefit
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Risk Managers
  • Recordkeeping Personnel
Speakers Profile
Susan Fahey Desmond

Susan Fahey Desmond is a shareholder with Jackson Lewis PC. She has been representing management in all areas of labor and employment law for 30 years. She is listed in Best Lawyers in America for labor and employment law and has been named by Chambers USA as one of America's leading business lawyers

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