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Taming the paper tiger: What to keep—and for how long

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Some HR departments are notorious for keeping every stack of paper indefinitely, while others fail to keep enough. Neither approach is acceptable, and it’s up to you to maintain a happy medium that complies with the law.

Proper record-keeping is one of an HR professional’s core duties. Knowing what legally must be kept and for how long are important aspects of that duty. Many overlapping statutory and regulatory requirements affect record retention, each with subtle and critical differences you need to understand.

State-pay records requirements

North Carolina law requires all employers to keep and maintain for three years records of tip credits, costs of meals and lodging, start and end times for employees under age 18, youth employment certificates, wage deductions, leave policies relating to wages and all other records generally required to compute wages.

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