- One of the reasons to retain documents is…to protect yourself against liability.…Documents can help protect you in a situation involving…a lawsuit by providing evidence of such things as…contractual relationships, acts and omissions,…putting a party on notice, profits and losses or…regulatory compliance.…If you get into the classic he said / she said dispute,…wherein two parties have completely opposite views…of a particular interaction, a document establishing that…one party's view is correct…is obviously powerful evidence…to support that particular party's position in a dispute.…
So for instance, take an employment dispute.…If you have an employee who claims that she was terminated…for a prohibited reason, such as discrimination based…on her age or religion, and you claim that the employee…was terminated because of a poor performance review,…absent having access to the performance review itself,…you have the classic he said / she said situation.…Two parties who have completely different views…on a particular interaction in which case the…
- The golden rules of document and data retention
- Preserving knowledge, relationships, and achievements through documentation
- Federal and state requirements for retention
- Guidelines for tax records, contracts, and other documents
- Building a new policy
- Storage systems and tools to consider
By the end of the course, you'll be able to build a plan that satisfies all the requirements and also protects your company's proprietary information.
- Define document retention.
- Break down the golden rules of document management.
- Evaluate what types of documents need to be retained.
- Identify the legal requirements of document retention.
- Determine a good document retention policy.
- Distinguish an effective document retention policy.