There is a wide range of federal and state laws that require employers to
retain employee records for a specified period of time. Federal laws
with such requirements include everything from the Fair Labor Standards
Act (FLSA) to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended
in 1991. The records that must be kept include everything from wage
and hour information, I-9 forms, and records related to job applicants.
In addition to the requirements that are generally applicable, there
are laws requiring employers in certain industries or occupations
to maintain additional records related to their employees. Employers
must be aware of requirements specific to their industry and any additional
state law requirements as well.
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