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Every employer in the State of Wisconsin must make and keep payroll and other records for all employees, except those employees paid on other than an hourly rate basis who are exempt from Wisconsin's overtime provisions (for example, these records do not need to be kept for an employee who is exempt from overtime and is paid on a salary basis).
The records must contain the following information:
The required records must be kept for at least three (3) years.
The required records, or a duplicate copy, must be kept safe and accessible at the place of employment or business at which the employee is employed, or at one or more established central record keeping offices in the State of Wisconsin.
There is no specific format required for these records, but the information must be complete and accurate.