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Recordkeeping for Employee Compensation Purposes: Rhode Island

Recordkeeping requirements for other states

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

Author: Brian J. Lamoureux, Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West, LLC


  • Rhode Island employers are required to retain records for each employee containing specified information for a specific period of time. Records must be made available for inspection by federal and state agencies. See Basic Recordkeeping Requirements.
  • Employees have the right to inspect their personnel records under certain circumstances. See Employee Right of Review Requirements.