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New York Recordkeeping Requirements

Employers are generally required under both federal and state law to retain certain types of records relating to their current and former employees. The chart below outlines the general recordkeeping requirements in New York. Please see Recordkeeping Requirements by Federal Law for information about the federal requirements.

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Please Note: The state laws summaries featured on this site are for general informational purposes only. In addition to state law, certain municipalities may enact legislation that imposes different requirements. State and local laws change frequently and, as such, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information featured in the State Laws section. For more detailed information regarding state or local laws, please contact your state labor department or the appropriate local government agency.