Payroll Record Retention

Payroll Record Retention

How long should I keep employment records?

The Department of Labor lays out recommendations for employment record retention.  They indicate that employment records (payroll records, contracts, etc.) should be retained for 3 years.  Wage computations (time cards, etc.) should be retained for 2 years.

Here is a link to the DOL site that covers this and a few other payroll record questions.

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Marc Abla, CAE

Marc Abla began working at the Illinois Chiropractic Society in 2002 and became the Executive Director in 2008. He brings his extensive financial, administrative and association experience to the ICS. He is a Certified Association Executive and a graduate of the Certified Leadership Series through the Illinois Society of Association Executives. Additionally, he is a member of the Illinois Society of Association Executives, the American Society of Association Executives, Association Forum, Congress of Chiropractic State Associations, and the American Chiropractic Association.


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