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Recordkeeping for Employee Compensation Purposes: Illinois

Recordkeeping requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Stuart R. Buttrick, Stacey Smiricky, Lindsey M. Hogan and Tareen Zafrullah, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP


  • Illinois employers are required to maintain a variety of wage and hour records for at least three years. There are additional recordkeeping requirements for employees who receive paid vacation, tipped employees and employees paid subminimum wages, and for day and temporary labor service agencies. See Basic Recordkeeping Requirements.
  • Illinois law has provisions for the recordkeeping of documents related to child labor. See Recordkeeping Requirements for Child Labor.