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In the state of California, how long do employers need to keep

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In the state of California, how long do employers need to keep applications/resumes on file if we did not hire the applicant?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Jane Doe Deer replied 7 years ago.

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Answer: Labor Code 432 states:


" If an employee or applicant signs any instrument relating to
the obtaining or holding of employment, he shall be given a copy of
the instrument upon request."


It isn't crystal clear how long such applications must be kept. Four years should be more than sufficient, since most employment lawsuits must be brought within three years.


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