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Access to Personnel Files in Connecticut

Filed under Managing the Workplace. Fact checked on August 7, 2013.

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Employers in Connecticut must conform with these state rules regarding employee access to personnel records.

Law Affects Private Employers: Yes

Advance Request Required: Yes

Access to Information Limited: Yes

Information Can Be Copied: Yes

Employer Agent Can Be Present During View: Yes

Dispute Procedure Specified: Yes

File Retention Period Specified: Yes, at least one year after termination of employment

Fine, Penalties Provided: Yes

Effective October 1, 2013, employers are required to permit employees to inspect and, if requested, copy their personnel file not more than seven business days (not more than ten business days for former employees), after the receipt of a written request from an employee.

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