Nebraska Records laws & HR compliance analysis

Nebraska Records: What you need to know

The information provided here highlights some of the more important recordkeeping requirements that apply to most employers in Nebraska, 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 additional 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 is minimum. 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 under the age of 16 are subject to the recordkeeping requirements.
Required. Employers must keep on file an employment certificate for each employee under the age of 16, along with two complete lists of all minors employed, one of which must be posted prominently near the main entrance to the workplace.
To be retained. Certificates must be returned to the issuing school upon termination (NE Rev. Stat. Sec. 48-302).
Covered employers. All employers are subject to the recordkeeping requirements.
Required. Employers must make and keep records for all employees of wage rates, job classifications, gender, and other terms or conditions of employment. Employers must also maintain any records relevant to a determination of ...

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