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How long must we retain the records on former employees?

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in Employment Law,Human Resources

Q. We’re drowning in paper and have pretty high turnover. That means we keep records for lots of former employees. How long is an employer required to keep employment records and notices under state law?

A. Under the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act, employers must retain all records and writings required under the act for three years (see 13 NCAC 12.0802). Although this is the requirement under state employment law, other state and federal laws often require longer retention periods. As a general rule of thumb, you should retain employment-related records for five years.

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