New MA Law Requires Notice To Employees About The Addition Of Negative Information To Their Personnel Records

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Buried in the newly-enacted Massachusetts Economic Development Reorganization law is a significant change to the state law regarding employee personnel records. The new law requires employers to give notice to employees when certain information is added to their personnel records. Employers must notify an employee within ten days of adding any information that has been used or may be used in the future to negatively affect “the employee’s qualification for employment, promotion, transfer, additional compensation or the possibility that the employee will by subject to disciplinary action.”

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