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Connecticut Records: What you need to know

The information provided here highlights some of the more important recordkeeping requirements that apply to most employers in Connecticut, regardless of industry. There may be other state recordkeeping requirements that are specific to certain businesses or industries. In addition, there are many federal statutes that require employers to keep certain records related to employment. There is more information on federal recordkeeping requirements.
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Employers should keep in mind that the time period for retaining records set forth in the various statutes are minimums. Since these records are critical to the employer if its compliance with federal or state law is questioned or if it must defend itself against employment-related litigation, employers may want to retain employment-related records for longer periods. Moreover, the penalties for not keeping required records may be severe.
Covered employers. All employers of minors are subject to the recordkeeping requirements.
Required. Employers must keep work certificates with a record of the age, hours worked, breaks, and wages paid for all employees under the age of 18. In addition, employers must have a work certificate on file for each minor employee.
To be retained. These records must be retained for a minimum of 3 years (CT Gen. Stat. Sec. 31-23, CT Gen. Stat. Sec. 10-193, CT Admin. Regs. Sec. 31-60-12).
Covered employers. All employers with 75 or more employees are subject to the recordkeeping requirements.
Required. Employers must make and retain records to enable them to file an annual report with the Department of Labor each year with the employer's name, the number of ...

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