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Employee law requires retention of some records as long as 50 years.

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you documented this or discussed it with HR?

Yes. But they say only the dates of employment is preserved.

Lawyer's Assistant: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?

Full time, about 10 years, 1970 to 1980. They say only the dates of employment is required. Is this so?

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Just what is the law in Savannah, Ga?

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Employment Law
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The only records required to be kept for decades (30 yrs beyond termination of employment) are OSHA records.

Otherwise, the federal guidelines can be found at the following link:

EMPLOYEE RECORD RETENTION

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