GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Pay Stub Retention Duration Statistics

Employers are typically required to retain pay stubs for a minimum of three years, although some states may have longer retention requirements.

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"In the United States, federal law does not dictate a specific period that employers must retain pay stubs."

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"The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires the businesses in the United States to keep pay stub information for at least three years."

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"According to the IRS, employers should keep employment tax records, including pay stubs, for at least 4 years."

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"In Canada, employers are required to keep payroll records for six years."

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"The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires companies to not hold personal data, including pay stubs, longer than necessary, generally up to 6 years."

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"In the UK, businesses should keep pay documents for at least 3 years because of national insurance and tax regulations."

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"In new Zealand, businesses must keep wage and time records for at least 6 years."

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"In India, businesses are required to keep payroll records for up to 8 years."

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"In New York, businesses are required to retain payroll records for six years."

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"In California, businesses are required to retain payroll records for three years."

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"Illinois law requires employers to keep records of all hours worked by employees and wages paid for a period of at least 3 years."

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"In Washington State, businesses are required to retain payroll records for three years."

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"In Michigan, businesses are required to retain payroll records for three years."

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"In Pennsylvania, businesses are required to retain payroll records for three years."

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"In Arizona, businesses are not required by state law to provide pay stubs to employees but should maintain accurate records for at least 4 years."

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"In Georgia, businesses are required to retain payroll records for at least 3 years."

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