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Maintaining human resource files

Discuss the importance of confidentiality and privacy in setting up and maintaining human resource files. Explain and discuss in detail the laws that impact records management, such as the American with Disabilities Act, HIPAA, and Privacy Act of 1974.

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First off, human resource files contain a lot of information about the employee. These include the employee's social security number, their birthdate, their address, maybe even a copy of their credit report and possibly information about disabilities and medical information that has been obtained over the course of employment with a company. Many of these items are protected by our legal system in the United states so it is very important to maintain confidentiality and privacy in the set up and maintenance of these files. Also, many of these pieces of information could be utilized for financial gain by ...

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The solution discusses the HIPAA and Privacy Act and its implications for human resources.