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Recordkeeping for Employee Compensation Purposes: Ohio

Recordkeeping requirements for other states

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

Author: Allen S. Kinzer, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP


  • Ohio law requires that employers must keep records for each employee for a set period of time consisting of specific information. See Basic Recordkeeping Requirements.
  • On request, employers must provide employees without charge records containing their name, address, occupation, pay rate, hours worked for each day worked, and each amount paid. See Employee Right of Review Requirements.
  • Ohio law also requires that employees be provided with certain information related to the employer's contact information. See Employee Notification Requirements.