New Hampshire – Wage and Hour Laws


New Hampshire Wage and Hour Laws



Minimum Wage

New Hampshire’s current minimum wage is $7.25.

For more information on New Hampshire’s minimum wage laws, visit our New Hampshire Minimum Wage Laws page, which includes topics such as minimum wage, tip minimum wage, tip sharing and pooling, and subminimum wages.

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Overtime

New Hampshire requires an employer to pay overtime to employees, unless otherwise exempt, at the rate of 1½ times the employee’s regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a workweek. NH Dept. of Labor FAQs. See FLSA: Overtime for more information regarding overtime requirements.




Meals and Breaks

New Hampshire employer cannot require that an employee work more than five (5) consecutive hours without granting a thirty (30) minute lunch or eating period. If the employer cannot allow thirty (30) minutes, the employee must be paid if they are eating and working at the same time. In accordance with federal law, if an employer chooses to provide additional breaks, they must be paid if they are of the type usually lasting less than twenty (20) minutes. NH Rev. Stat. Ann. 275:30-A.



Vacation Leave

Information about New Hampshire vacation leave laws may now be found on our New Hampshire Leave Laws page.



Sick Leave

Information about New Hampshire sick leave laws may now be found on our New Hampshire Leave Laws page.



Holiday Leave

Information about New Hampshire holiday leave laws may now be found on our New Hampshire Leave Laws page.



Jury Duty Leave

Information about New Hampshire jury duty leave laws may now be found on our New Hampshire Leave Laws page.



Voting Leave

Information about New Hampshire voting leave laws may now be found on our New Hampshire Leave Laws page.



Severance Pay

New Hampshire law does not require employers to provide employees with severance pay. If an employer chooses to provide severance benefits, it must comply with the terms of its established policy or employment contract.