New Hampshire is both an employer and an employee-friendly state. An employer with six or more employees must not discriminate against the protected classes recognized by the state. This includes the ones recognized by federal law, as well as some additional ones. In addition, there are several laws that an employer in this state must follow.
This page is a round-up of the state and municipal laws in New Hampshire.
Revised policy to refine provisions that, though compliant with state law, may conflict with National Labor Relations Act employee protections for employee discussion and disclosure related to the terms and conditions of employment.
Enhanced to link users to the most comprehensive coverage of each law and to improve the organization and scope.
Enhanced to improve the comprehensiveness, organization and topics covered of state employment laws.
Updated to include retaliation protections in the state right to request law, effective September 1, 2016.
Updated to include two amendments to state distracted driving laws, effective May 27, 2016 and June 3, 2016.
Updated to reflect a forthcoming law that will allow parents and legal guardians to issue work certificates for youths under 16 years of age.
Updated policy and guidance to reflect additional exceptions to the prohibition against the use of certain navigation devices while driving, effective May 27, 2016.
A roundup of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help New Hampshire employers ensure they are compliant with state employment laws.