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How to Protect Personal and Confidential Employee Information

Author: Jessica Sussman

While employers need to collect personal employee information to comply with labor and employment laws, and to administer benefits and payroll, employers are obligated to protect the personal information of all employees. Employers should make sure that unauthorized individuals are not able to gain access to employee social security numbers, addresses, dates of birth, banking information, health information and any other information that will compromise employee privacy. The following information details steps employers should take to keep employee personal information safe and protected.