Q: Employment lawyer
I work a company in NYC for the past 15 years , requesting all my employment paper work via certified mail 3 times at the time of hire more than 6 months ago , my employer ignored all communications. Did I’m entitle to get a copy or get a response from my employer. I would like to know my rights.
A: If you work for the government you are entitled to request copies of your personnel file.
If you work for a private employer which is subject to New York's Labor Laws there is no right for any employee to obtain copies of their personnel file unless the employer has negotiated same in her or his private, signed employment contract or unless the employee belongs to a union and that employee's union has negotiated such a right for all union members by collective bargaining agreement.
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