• Protecting Workers' Lives and Limbs
    The National COSH Agenda for 2017

    Goals include:

    1. Make worker health and safety a priority
    2. Ensure health and safety protection for all workers
    3. Increase worker participation.
    4. Eliminate disparities in workplace illnesses, injuries and fatalities and ensure equal access to safe, healthy workplaces and protections
    5. Reduce – and work to eliminate – the widespread use of toxic chemicals
    6. Ensure injured workers access to quality, timely medical treatment and just wage replacement benefits
    7. Count all occupational injuries and illnesses
    8. Implement measures to adapt to and prevent further climate change

    For more information go to: http://coshnetwork.org/

    Download the agenda

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  • 2016 NH Labor Law Changes
    Updated On: Oct 14, 2016

    2016 Law Changes Announced

    The New Hampshire Department of Labor has recently posted announcements of recent changes to NH Labor Laws on its website.

    HB 1105 Amends Youth Employment law Effective June 9, 2016, provides an exemption from RSA 276-A: 4, VII for 16/17 year olds who reside and work at summer camps for minors. Please follow this link to obtain HB 1105 on the NH General Court site.

    HB 1301 Amends Youth Employment law Effective August 23, 2016, amends RSA 276-A: 5 to permit parents or legal guardians to issue youth employment certificates. Please follow this link to obtain HB 1301 on the NH General Court site.

    SB 416 Amends Protection Legislation law Effective, September 1, 2016, adds a new paragraph, 37-b to RSA 275 and prohibits the employer from retaliating against an employee who requests a flexible work schedule. Please follow this link to obtain SB 416 on the NH General Court site.

    HB 1339 Amends Protection Legislation law & Minimum Wage law Effective November 1, 2016, amends RSA 275: 43-a, and provides an exemption for certain employees of ski resorts from the 2 hour minimum law. This same bill adds paragraph V-a to RSA 279:21, the minimum wage law, an exemption for ski area employees who exclusively performs welcoming and guest relation services which are not essential to the functional operations of the ski area. Please follow this link to obtain HB 1339 on the NH General Court site.

    Questions regarding these changes should be addressed to the NH Department of Labor

    Inspection Division:
    Email: Inspectiondiv@dol.nh.gov
    Phone: (603) 271-1492 or (603) 271-6294 or (603) 271-3176
    Mail:

    Inspection Division
    NH Department of Labor
    PO Box 2076
    95 Pleasant Street
    Concord, NH 03301

    You may visit the Department’s web site at http://www.nh.gov/labor/   to read about the changes and to link to the bills that changed the laws. You will also find links to the statutes at http://www.nh.gov/labor/laws/index.htm on the Department of Labor’s website.


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