Federal and state laws require employers to maintain a number of specific records relating to the company’s hiring and employment practices. Failing to collect and retain the necessary records can result in fines, exclusion from government contracts and other sanctions. Following best practices for record keeping in your recruiting process will help to minimize your company’s risk exposure in the event of a government audit or lawsuit.
Regardless of the size of your company, it’s a best practice to conduct a regular review of your sourcing and recruiting-related notices, records and procedures to be sure you meet legal compliance and to prevent liabilities and employee lawsuits. Use this checklist to assess your hiring practices.