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Document Retention Policy

Author: Jessica Sussman

When to Use

Employers today should include a clear document retention policy in their employee handbook. Destroying documents on a regular basis is cost effective for the employer as retention of documents is costly and voluminous. Moreover, document retention and destruction practices significantly impact lawsuits against the employer. From a financial perspective, it may be expensive to search through an endless pool of documents in response to subpoenas generally served during litigation. The regular destruction of documents will ensure that unfavorable documents are not used against employers in court at a later date.

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