New Jersey employers are required to maintain the following records for each employee for a period of at least six years:
- The name of the employee;
- The address of the employee;
- The birth date of the employee if the employee is younger than 18;
- The total hours worked by the employee each day and each workweek;
- The earning of the employee (including the regular hourly rate, deductions, and the basis on which wages are paid);
- For an employee that receives tips, the total tips received by the employee during the payroll week;
- For an employee that receives tips, daily or weekly reports completed by the employee that contain: the employee’s name; the employee’s address; the employee’s social security number; the name and address of the employer; the calendar day or week covered by the report; and the total amount of tips received; and
- Employers who provide their employees with food or lodging as a cash substitute have additional record keeping requirements.
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