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Access to Personnel Files Laws by State

Filed under Managing the Workplace. Fact checked on May 25, 2012.

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States may have laws that limit or otherwise regulate an employee's access to their personnel file. Employers should determine whether there are restrictions they can place on access to personnel files that are governed by state law.

This map summarizes state laws regulating access to personnel files. The information provided includes whether access to the records is limited, whether copies of the files can be made, whether an employer agent can be present during viewing, and whether there is a dispute procedure specified.

Click on a state on the map below for a summary of which laws, if any, your state has that regulate access to personnel files.

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  1. Alabama Access to Personnel Files
  2. Alaska Access to Personnel Files
  3. Arizona Access to Personnel Files
  4. Arkansas Access to Personnel Files
  5. California Access to Personnel Files
  6. Colorado Access to Personnel Files
  7. Connecticut Access to Personnel Files
  8. Delaware Access to Personnel Files
  9. District of Columbia Access to Personnel Files
  10. Florida Access to Personnel Files
  11. Georgia Access to Personnel Files
  12. Hawaii Access to Personnel Files
  13. Idaho Access to Personnel Files
  14. Illinois Access to Personnel Files
  15. Indiana Access to Personnel Files
  16. Iowa Access to Personnel Files
  17. Kansas Access to Personnel Files
  18. Kentucky Access to Personnel Files
  19. Louisiana Access to Personnel Files
  20. Maine Access to Personnel Files
  21. Maryland Access to Personnel Files
  22. Massachusetts Access to Personnel Files
  23. Michigan Access to Personnel Files
  24. Minnesota Access to Personnel Files
  25. Mississippi Access to Personnel Files
  1. Missouri Access to Personnel Files
  2. Montana Access to Personnel Files
  3. Nebraska Access to Personnel Files
  4. Nevada Access to Personnel Files
  5. New Hampshire Access to Personnel Files
  6. New Jersey Access to Personnel Files
  7. New Mexico Access to Personnel Files
  8. New York Access to Personnel Files
  9. North Carolina Access to Personnel Files
  10. North Dakota Access to Personnel Files
  11. Ohio Access to Personnel Files
  12. Oklahoma Access to Personnel Files
  13. Oregon Access to Personnel Files
  14. Pennsylvania Access to Personnel Files
  15. Rhode Island Access to Personnel Files
  16. South Carolina Access to Personnel Files
  17. South Dakota Access to Personnel Files
  18. Tennessee Access to Personnel Files
  19. Texas Access to Personnel Files
  20. Utah Access to Personnel Files
  21. Vermont Access to Personnel Files
  22. Virginia Access to Personnel Files
  23. Washington Access to Personnel Files
  24. West Virginia Access to Personnel Files
  25. Wisconsin Access to Personnel Files
  26. Wyoming Access to Personnel Files

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