Almost every document eventually outlives its usefulness but do you know when you are legally allowed to destroy it? Does your staff?
The law clearly outlines what types of documents need to be held for how long. In some cases, the business document retention period is a few years, in others you have to retain those files forever. To create an effective document retention policy you need:
A checklist of common document retention guidelines
Tips for implementing a document destruction policy
The right document retention schedule
To learn how a secure shredding program can help you meet your legal obligations