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Access to Personnel Files in California

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

Law Affects Private Employers: Yes

Advance Request Required: May be required

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 three years after termination of employment

Fine, Penalties Provided: Yes

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