All employers are covered, except employers of domestic labor in the home of the employer and farms where less than five people are employed.
Wages must be paid weekly on a predesignated day. Payment for all work done up to 8 days before payday must be included (NH Rev. Stat. Sec. 275:43). The labor commissioner may, upon written request, permit less frequent wage payments of at least once each calendar month. Vacation pay, severance pay, personal days, holiday pay, sick pay, and payment of employee expenses are included in wages.
Employees may be paid (NH Rev. Stat. Sec. 275:43):
• In lawful money of the United States.
• By electronic fund transfer at no cost to the employee.
• By direct deposit with written authorization of the employee to banks of the employee's choice (although employers cannot require employees to receive their pay via direct deposit).
• With checks from banks convenient to the place of employment where suitable arrangements are made for the cashing of such checks by employees for the full amount of the wages due.
• By a payroll card if the employer provides at least one free means to withdraw up to and including the full amount of the employee balance in the employee's payroll card or payroll card account during each pay period at a financial institution or other location convenient to the place of employment. None of the employer's costs associated with a payroll card or payroll card account may be passed on to the employee.
Note: If an employer offers its employees the option of receiving wages by a payroll card, the employer must provide to the employee in writing an explanation of all the employee's wage payment options; obtain a voluntary ...