How long should you keep work documents

It is necessary to keep during your whole life :

  • Documents relating to an accident at work
  • Retirement papers

It is necessary to keep for at least 30 years , or until retirement :

  • Pay slips
  • Receipts for balance of any account
  • Work certificates
  • Employment contracts, letters of engagement and dismissal
  • Notices of work stoppage or accident
  • Social Security payment slips

It is best to keep for at least 5 years :

  • Your employees' pay slips
  • Documents concerning unemployment benefits
  • Employment contracts are generally kept for 2 years after their termination .
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