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Strikes, Lockouts and Other "Economic Weapons": New Hampshire

Strikes, Lockouts and Other "Economic Weapons" requirements for other states

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

Author: Diana K. Wieland, Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA


  • NH prohibits lockouts by public sector employers and strikes or other job actions by public sector employees. See Public Sector Economic Weapons.
  • NH requires employers to notify applicants that it is hiring strike replacements. See Notifying Applicants of Strikes
  • NH Department of Labor commissioners may seemingly investigate, recommend and offer arbitration and mediation where there is a dispute between private sector employees and employers or when there is a strike or lockout threatened or occurring. See State Mediation and Arbitration.