Employment and Labor Laws

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Hours Worked Laws


Hours worked

New Hampshire requires employers to pay employees for all hours worked. New Hampshire has adopted the rules and regulations regarding hours worked set forth pursuant to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. NH Admin. Rules, Lab 803.04


Workweek

New Hampshire law defines a workweek as a fixed period of 168 consecutive hours, which equates to seven (7) consecutive 24-hour periods. A workweek must start and end on a specified day of the week and hour of the day and coincide with the calendar week. NH Admin. Rules, Lab 802.02.


Waiting time

New Hampshire has adopted the rules and regulations regarding waiting time set forth pursuant to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. NH Admin. Rules, Lab 803.04


On-call time

New Hampshire has adopted the rules and regulations regarding on-call time set forth pursuant to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. NH Admin. Rules, Lab 803.04


Sleeping time

New Hampshire has adopted the rules and regulations regarding sleeping time set forth pursuant to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. NH Admin. Rules, Lab 803.04


Travel time

New Hampshire has adopted the rules and regulations regarding travel time set forth pursuant to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. NH Admin. Rules, Lab 803.04


Meeting, lecture, and training time

New Hampshire has adopted the rules and regulations regarding meeting, lecture, and training time set forth pursuant to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. NH Admin. Rules, Lab 803.04


Show up or reporting time

New Hampshire law requires employers to pay employees, except as discussed below, for a minimum of two (2) hours of work at their regular rate of pay if they report or show up to work at the employer’s request, regardless of how few hours they work. An employer is not required to pay an employee show up pay if it has made good faith, but unsuccessful, efforts to inform employees they do not need to report for a scheduled shift. NH Statute 275:43-a If an employee shows up to work after their employer has unsuccessfully attempted to notify the employee not to show up to work, the employer may require the employee to perform any duties assigned by the employer after they have reported to work.

If employees are scheduled to work less than two hours in a shift, an employer does not need to pay them show up pay if it informed them in advance and in writing of the duration of the shift. NH Admin. Rules, Lab 803.03(i)

Employers are not required to pay showing up or reporting time to employees of counties or municipalities or ski and snowboard instructional employees at ski resorts so long as employers provide these employees other compensation that is at least equal to their rate of pay.


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