About Arnaud Gouachon

Arnaud leads PeopleDoc's global legal and compliance organization, bringing over 10 years of legal experience. Prior to joining PeopleDoc, Arnaud was Vice President and General Counsel for Transdev On Demand, Inc., a subsidiary of Veolia Environnement group, where his focus was on US commercial contracts, corporate law, compliance and employment law. He has two Masters degrees in law from Northwestern University in the US and Paris XII University in France, as well as a Certificate of Business Administration from Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, Spain. He is a member of the New York Bar.

Demystifying HR Records Retention Rules

PeopleDoc knows that HR professionals have a lot on their plates, from helping employees to managing HR processes. We also know that implementing company document retention policy for HR records can be particularly time-consuming and stressful. Record retention (and destruction) of  personnel files, payroll information, benefits records, background checks, and any other employee-related records is a complicated process, required by law, that varies from country to country. Each document type in each jurisdiction has its own individual retention requirements and penalties for noncompliance can be costly.

Introducing PeopleDoc HR Compliance Assist

PeopleDoc recently announced a new online service to help global HR teams manage compliance in the digital world. HR compliance Assist is the brainchild of Chief Legal and Compliance Officer Arnaud Gouachon. We caught up with Arnaud to find out what drove him to create this initiative.  

4 Things to Know About GDPR and Why It Matters to HR

 In May 2018, the EU will implement its new data privacy regulation, called General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. This new regulation will have major implications for any company with employees residing in the European Economic Area, regardless of the employees citizenships. The GDPR enhances data protection for employees and carries substantial penalties for non-compliance. The May 2018 compliance deadline is on the horizon and it’s important for companies to understand the GDPR’s impact on their HR departments practices.

5 Things You Need to Know About the New I-9 Form

  The I-9 Form is well known to most companies with employees in the US. This form is what the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires employers to have on file for all employees in order to verify that the employee is eligible to work in the US. The form was released on November 14th. Organizations with employees in the US will need to ensure that future employees complete this new form, and not an older version. In this post, we’ll explore 5 things you need to know about the new I-9 Form.