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Documents to Provide During Employment by State
Author: Vincent K. Bates, Littler
A majority of jurisdictions, including federal and most states, have requirements regarding documentation that must be provided to an employee during employment.
The following chart summarizes these requirements relating to specific laws and regulations. However, an employer may wish to consider providing notice to employees regarding certain workplace changes even if not required to do so. For example, employers should consider providing employees with advance written notice before a pay change occurs, even if there is no statutory requirement to do so.
For documentation required at other times of the employee lifecycle, please review:
- New Hire Paperwork and Notice Requirements by State; and
- Documentation for Separation of Employment by State.
Additional resources are available with respect to the following:
- Annual Reconciliation Return Forms and Deadlines by State;
- Pay Statement and Pay Rate Notification Requirements by State and Municipality;
- Pregnancy Accommodation Laws by State and Municipality;
- Paid Family Leave Requirements by State and Municipality;
- Leave Laws by State and Municipality; and
- Sexual Harassment Training by State.
For specific information on what to include in employee handbook statements, please review Employee Handbooks.
Please note that the following documents are not included on this chart:
- Documents related federal or state occupational safety and health (OSHA);
- Documents related to drug testing policies and procedures;
- Industry-specific notifications, including scheduling notifications;
- Documents related to tip credit and tip pooling; and
- Documentation required by local jurisdictions.
Cells marked with "N/A" signify either that the jurisdiction's law does not address notice requirements or that the particular issue in question does not apply under applicable law.