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Final paycheck laws in New Hampshire – 72 Hours if Employee Notice

  Final Paycheck laws in New Hampshire? What are the final paycheck laws in New Hampshire?  When do they apply?  How? The law applies to both private and public employers.  Rockingham County recently learned that it means that New Hampshire state law, RSA 275:44, II provides that all employees that provide at least one pay period notice of their departure are…

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Wage and Hour Claims in New Hampshire

Wage and Hour Claims in New Hampshire Wage and hour claims in New Hampshire can and do result in Orders against companies that fail to pay wages owed.  In the case of Kevin Corriveau Painting Inc., also known as Corriveau Contracting, the United States Department of Labor ordered the executives to pay $427,300 to 157 employees who were denied overtime…

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Civil Liability for Sexual Assault on Corporate Premises $4 million

Civil Liability for Sexual Assault On Tuesday, August 11, 2015 a jury held a business responsible for its obligation to protect members of the public whom they solicit onto their property.  In the case of Wahlstrom v. JPA 1 Management Co. and JPA Management Co., the jury found that the business owner was liable for the “foreseeable criminal acts on their premises”…

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New Hampshire Disability Discrimination Law Change – 1st in the Nation

New Hampshire Disability Discrimination Law – 1st in the Nation On May 7, 2015, New Hampshire became the first state in the nation to pass legislation prohibiting employers from paying sub minimum wage to individuals with disabilities.  The passage of this legislation changed law that had been in place for decades and allowed this practice.

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Town Employment or Municipal Employment in New Hampshire

Town Employment or Municipal Employment In many instances, public employees in New Hampshire have different rights and responsibilities than individuals employed by private businesses in the private sector.  They may, for example, be a member of a collective bargaining unit which has defined obligations regarding the filing of employee grievances.  Moreover, even if not a member of the union, a city or…

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Hand-Held Cell phones While Driving In New Hampshire Banned as of July 1, 2015

  No Hand-held cell phones while driving in New Hampshire Effective July 1, 2015 hand-held cell phones while driving in New Hampshire are banned.  The law applies while “driving” which, it is important to note, includes when “temporarily halted in traffic” such as when at a light or obeying a similar traffic control device.  It also “presumes” that a driver who…

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Rules of the Road New Hampshire and the Duty to Yield

  Rules of the Road New Hampshire and the Duty to Yield Rules of the Road New Hampshire include the duty to yield.  There are at least three clear instances when it applies.  Drivers breach this duty, a lot.  This is what happened on April 3, 2015 on Dover Point Road in Dover New Hampshire when a car failed to…

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