New York may soon join many other states that require employers to make personnel files available to employees. If a bill recently approved by the Senate Labor Committee (S1629A) is passed into law, New York employers would be required to permit current employees or former employees separated within the previous three years (in addition to their representatives, certified employee organizations, or attorneys) to review and copy their personnel files. Employers would have 10 days to comply with such requests, after which a penalty of $25 per day (up to a total of $500) would apply.