Date: 
Jan 22, 2015

Rep. Mary Stuart Gile (D-Concord) is sponsoring a 2015 bill that would require employers to offer employees paid sick leave.

Date: 
Mar 04, 2015

On Tuesday New Hampshire House and Senate committees considered several bills related to employees.

First the House Labor Committee voted against a minimum wage increase. Later in the day the Senate Finance Committee heard testimony on SB 261, a Senate bill to increase in the minimum wage. 

Republicans in both chambers generally oppose a minimum wage increase.

Date: 
Mar 23, 2015

This week the New Hampshire Senate will consider SB 3, a compromise bill to lower workers' compensation costs.

Date: 
Jun 08, 2015

New Hampshire's Senators Kelly Ayotte (R) and Jeanne Shaheen (D) are cosponsoring the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, a bill that requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees.

Date: 
Oct 06, 2015

On September 30 a federal judge dismissed the lawsuit of Katherine Frederick, a state employee who claims she was discriminated against because of her need to breastfeed her child.

Date: 
Nov 24, 2015

The Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee is recommending a 2016 bill that increases protections for breastfeeding mothers in the workplace.

Federal law already requires most employers to provide mothers with a private room and break time for expressing breast milk. 

Date: 
Dec 17, 2015

New Hampshire legislators have proposed two 2016 bills that would allow youths under age sixteen to work with just a parent's permission.

Date: 
Jan 29, 2016

Under New Hampshire law, employers must pay employees weekly, unless they get a waiver from the state Department of Labor.

A 2016 bill, HB 1252, would allow employers to pay employees weekly or biweekly. 

Date: 
Mar 22, 2016

On Thursday, March 24 the Senate will vote on a bill to clarify protections for pregnant workers in New Hampshire.

Date: 
Apr 12, 2016

According to a new report from the National Partnership for Women and Families, women in New Hampshire are paid 76 cents for every dollar paid to men.

That is a larger pay gap than the national average, and the largest pay gap in New England.

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