Small businesses are already required to submit a significant amount of paperwork each year, without suffering the inconvenience of a legal “discovery” request. One of our clients recently received such a notice, in which she was asked to provide all relevant documents and information pertaining to a terminated employee. Because she was a client of Marathon HR, we were able to provide all the available documents and verify that what we sent constituted all the documents relating to this individual’s employment. She was so grateful that she actually sent us a thank-you note!
Requests like these are becoming increasingly commonplace for businesses. By law, business owners or their representatives must be able to locate every document relating to an employee, from handbooks to compensation and benefits paperwork, hire/fire dates, and more. Although businesses consider such requests a burden, at Marathon HR they are our responsibility and part of our jobs.