Top 10 New Hampshire Labor Law Violations (published 12.03.2017)

The Most Common Employer Violations

According to the New Hampshire Department of Labor’s annual release of the top violation reports it receives and investigates, following is the list compiled from its 2017 data:

  1. Failure to pay all wages due for hours worked, fringe benefits, breaks less than 20 minutes, etc. (RSA 275:43 and Lab 803.01)
  2. Failure to keep accurate record of all hours worked. (RSA 279: 27 and Lab 803.03)
  3. Failure to provide written notice to employees of their wage rate, pay period, pay day and a description of fringe benefits, including any changes. (RSA 275:49 and Lab 803.03)
  4. Illegal employment of workers under 18 (not having proper paperwork, hours violations, or working in a hazardous environment). (RSA 276-A and Lab 1000)
  5. Failure to pay 2 hours minimum pay at their regular rate of pay on a given day that an employee reports to work at the request of the employer. (RSA 275:43-a and LAB 803.03 (h),(i),(j))
  6. Failure to secure and maintain workers compensation coverage and misclassification of employees. (RSA 275:42 I & II and RSA 281-A)
  7. Failure to pay minimum wage for all hours worked. (RSA 279:21)
  8. Employment of Undocumented Workers Prohibited. (RSA 275-A: 4-a)
  9. Illegal deductions from wages. (RSA 275:48 and Lab 803.02(b),(e),(f))
  10. Failure to have a written safety plan, joint loss management committee and safety summary form if required. (RSA 281-A:64 and Lab 602.01, 602.02, 603.02, and 603.03)

SOURCE: New Hampshire Department of Labor Violations Fact Sheet

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