HR Electronic Records

Greece - Natively Electronic Documents

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What is the legal value of native electronic documents (that do not require signature by the parties)?


The majority of legislation generally recognizes the validity and probative value of documents that are natively electronic (i.e., created as electronic originals), subject to compliance requirements.

Under the Greek Code of Civil Procedure (Art. 448 § 2) electronic documents can be used as evidence in Greek courts.

Records of employees’ personal documents, such as copies of IDs and Passports, can be stored electronically regardless of how the record was originally provided to the employer. Other records, which don’t require the employee’s signature (i.e. promotion, training and compensation review letters), can be created and stored in either electronic or paper form.

UKG's HR Compliance Assist team relies on a network of internal and external compliance experts and lawyers to provide clients with best practices and recommendations on topics such as HR document retention, employee data privacy, and HR electronic records. HR Compliance Assist also provides local compliance monitoring and alert services in select countries where UKG's customers have employees. HR Compliance Assist is a service exclusively available to UKG customers.

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