HR Electronic Records

Israel - 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.


There is no legal requirement to retain HR documents in paper form in Israel, and there are no restrictions on distributing and storing documents electronically. If a record is questioned in court, the "best evidence" rule would apply. This means that litigants must submit the best evidence available to court in order to prove the fact the litigant wishes to prove.

Ultimate Software'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 Ultimate Software's customers have employees. HR Compliance Assist is a service exclusively available to Ultimate Software customers.

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