Last updated on: February 22nd, 2022
Hours & Pay Regulations
Annual Leaves are unpaid leave based on the agreement between employer and employee (FSLA).
Employers must pay employees at the federal minimum wage rate of $7.25 an hour. New Hampshire’s minimum wage is linked to the federal minimum wage and the state does not set its own minimum wage.
The above information on minimum wages might not be up to date & subject to change. Kindly access the DOL website for the current rates.
There are no military leave requirements for private employers, but private employers are encouraged to grant employees the same leave as the state grants to public employees (up to 15 days of paid leave per year to attend drills, training, or other temporary duty). Employers must allow employees who are honorably discharged veterans of the U.S. armed forces to take unpaid leave on Veterans Day.
An employer shall permit a female employee to take leave of absence for the period of temporary physical disability resulting from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. When the employee is physically able to return to work, her original job or a comparable position shall be made available to her by the employer unless business necessity makes this impossible or unreasonable.
An employer with 25 or more employees must allow an employee who is a victim of a crime to take unpaid leave so that the employee may attend court or other proceedings associated with the crime. An employee may choose to use accrued vacation, personal or sick leave time, or the employer may require the employee to do so. Employees are subject to notice and documentation requirements. An employer may only limit leave to the extent that an employee’s absence creates an undue hardship on the employer. Employers may not retaliate or discriminate against employees who exercise their right to take leave.
An employer may not terminate, threaten, or coerce an employee regarding his or her employment because the employee receives and responds to a summons, serves as a juror, or attends court for prospective jury service.
An employer must allow an employee who is a member of a fire department, rescue squad, or emergency medical services agency to take unpaid leave if called to service during a declared state of emergency. Employees may choose to use vacation or other accrued leave for the period of emergency service, but employers may not require employees to do so.