What You Need To Know

Discover your rights and protections regarding wages, overtime, and employee classification. If you've faced unpaid overtime or workplace violations, contact Josephson Dunlap for expert representation and guidance.

Unravel the complexities of labor regulations and ensure fair treatment in your workplace.


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New Hampshire Minimum Wage Laws

New Hampshire adheres to the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, as the state does not set its own minimum wage higher than the federal level. Employers and employees must comply with this federal standard, despite no additional state-specific adjustments.


Meal & Rest Breaks

New Hampshire requires employers to provide a 30-minute meal break for shifts longer than 5 consecutive hours, if the employee cannot eat while working. This is mandated for the protection of employee well-being during longer shifts.

3 Years

Filing Claims

In New Hampshire, claims for unpaid overtime wages must be filed within three years following the accrual of the claim. This allows employees a longer period than many other states to address potential wage discrepancies.


New Hampshire Overtime Pay Laws

New Hampshire requires that overtime pay at a rate of one and a half times the employee’s regular hourly wage is paid for hours worked over 40 in a workweek. Employers must ensure compliance with these state regulations in addition to federal laws.

Governmental Jobs

Protections for workers

Unique to New Hampshire, certain jobs such as janitorial work in public and governmental buildings are exempt from overtime requirements. This means employees in these positions may not receive overtime pay even when working hours that would typically qualify under state and federal laws.