Arkansas Records laws & HR compliance analysis

Arkansas Records: What you need to know

The information provided here highlights some of the more important recordkeeping requirements that apply to most employers in Arkansas, 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 are more details 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 who are under 18 years old are subject to the recordkeeping requirements.
Required. Employers must maintain records with employees' names, addresses (including ZIP code and telephone number), birthdates, occupations, pay rates, and hours worked daily (including starting and ending time and workweek). Employment certificates for workers under the age of 16, except for newspaper carriers and batboys and batgirls, must be kept.
To be retained. Documents must be kept on file for a minimum of 3 years (AR Code Sec. 11-6-109; Ark. Admin. Code 010.14.2-600).
Covered employers. All employers are subject to the recordkeeping requirements.
Required. Employers must maintain records of employee salaries, wage rates, job classifications, and ...

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