New Hampshire has joined eight states and the District of Columbia when, on June 24, 2021, the New Hampshire Legislature passed a two-year state budget that includes a paid leave program. Governor Chris Sununu signed the budget on June 25, 2021, and coverage must be provided by January 1, 2023.
Articles Discussing General Topics In New Hampshire Labor & Employment Law.
New Hampshire Governor Christopher Sununu has issued Executive Order #40 (Stay at Home 2.0), setting guidelines for reopening a broad range of businesses in the state following the shutdown order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The New Hampshire Paid Family Medical Leave law has been left behind in the dust. Republican Governor Chris Sununu vetoed the bill, saying that he fully supports paid family medical leave but not the plan passed by the Democratic majority New Hampshire Legislature. The Democratic proposal, referred to as Senate Bill 1, would set up a public fund administered by the New Hampshire Department of Employment Security and would have been funded by a payroll tax on all employee wages. The payroll deduction would be mandatory unless the employer voluntarily provided the same or superior benefits either directly or through a self-insured plan.
New Hampshire became the 20th state in the country to prohibit discrimination of all forms based upon gender identity when Governor Chris Sununu signed House Bill 1319 into law on June 8, 2018. The law goes into effect on July 8, 2018.
Effective September 30, 2014, employers in New Hampshire will be prohibited from requiring employees or job applicants to disclose their login information for accessing any “personal account” or service through an electronic communication device.
Signifying New Hampshire’s first regulation of private non-compete agreements, Governor John Lynch signed into law an act requiring employers to provide a copy of all “non-compete and non-piracy agreements” to job applicants. Effective July 14, 2012, HB 1270 will require employers to provide copies of certain employment agreements to new hires prior to or concurrent with a job offer or “change in job classification.” Failure to comply will render an agreement void and unenforceable.