Delaware Records laws & HR compliance analysis

Delaware Records: What you need to know

The information provided here highlights some of the more important recordkeeping requirements that apply to most employers in Delaware, 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 with employees under the age of 18 are subject to the recordkeeping requirements.
Required. Employers must keep required employment certificates on file at the workplace, as well as records containing the minor employee's name, address, telephone number, birth date, occupation, rates of pay, hours worked, and starting and ending times.
To be retained. For employers of four or more employees, wage and hour records must be retained for a minimum of 3 years (DE Code Tit. 19 Sec. 504).
Covered employers. All employers with four or more employees are subject to the recordkeeping requirements.
Required. Employers must keep personnel records that might be relevant to the determination of whether unlawful practices have been or are being ...

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