Filed under Managing the Workplace. Fact checked on May 25, 2012.
States may have their own requirements for keeping and storing records related to their wage and hour law. If your state requires you to store records for a longer time period than the period required by federal law, you must comply with the longer retention period.
Click on your state on the map to learn the requirements your state has relating to wage and hour recordkeeping. The states that are unshaded are the states that do not specify recordkeeping provisions.
Please note that states that impose an income tax also impose recordkeeping requirements for payroll tax purposes, which may be different than the requirements shown on this map.
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