The pre-Volks law was that businesses must create records w/in six months. That seems reasonable, and employers should be held to that. Once the records have been created, I don't think's unreasonable (or costly) to simply retain them. Given how long it can take the government to get around to checking stuff like this, I don't think a six-month "statute of limitations" is good (meaning, if you can manage to escape government attention (probably due to funding limitations) for six months, you can skate). Folks who want to block this rule should ALSO allocate sufficient funds for the administration to enforce the six-month limit. Since I don't think that will happen, the rule should not be blocked.