Update on Pending Legislation that Affects NH Employers
Posted on Mar 12, 2012.
The House Labor Committee votes on Employer Safety Programs and Employee's Lunch or Eating Period.
EMPLOYER SAFETY PROGRAMS: The House Labor Committee has voted 17-0 to recommend passage of HB 1587 with amendment. As amended, the bill would increase the employee threshold from 10 employees to 15 before requiring a safety program to be in place and on file with the NH Department of Labor. The full House will vote on the bill next week.
EMPLOYEE'S LUNCH OR EATING PERIOD: The House Labor Committee has voted 11-4 to recommend passage of HB 1574 with amendment. As amended, the bill would increase from 5 to 6 the number of hours an employee may be required to work before being granted a ½ hour lunch or eating period. The original bill would have repealed the requirement that employees be granted a lunch period. The full House will vote on the bill next week.