What to Keep in Employee Files

This tip is provided by Diane Ebersole with the State Bar of Michigan's Practice Management Resource Center.

Lawyers USA recently published an article written by Oklahoma practice management advisor Jim Calloway entitled "What to keep in your employee files: A small law firm’s guide." This article was written with input from attorney Rebecca Simkins, an employment attorney at Barris, Scott, Denn & Driker, P.L.L.C. in Detroit, Michigan.


This concise article provides a bulleted list which answers many questions about establishing and maintaining employee files. Even if you have just one part time employee, take the time to review these policies. Once implemented, these policies may save you from major headaches in the future.