My Employee Wants a Copy of Her Personnel File. Do I Have to Give It to Her?
By Kevin M. Mosher • Apr 4, 2013
Yes. Minnesota law gives employees, of companies with 20 or more employees, the right to a copy of the contents of their personnel file every six months. The employee can also see it when her employment ends and once a year so long as the file is maintained.
After a written request by the employee, Minnesota law requires you to make a copy available for review within seven business days (14 days if the file is located outside Minnesota).
Bonus Tip-What constitutes the employee’s “personnel file” is defined by Minnesota law and may include more or less than what your company puts into the file.
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