All employers are covered, except employers of domestic labor in the home of the employer and farms where fewer 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; as of July 11, 2017, H.B. 194 allows employers to pay employees on a biweekly basis without written approval from the New Hampshire Department of Labor. 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 or direct deposit, provided there is no charge to the employee. However, if the employer elects to pay its employees by one of the above methods, it must also offer employees the option of receiving their pay by check. (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 payroll card if the employer provides to the employee written disclosure in plain language of all of the employee's wage payment options. The written disclosure must state the terms and conditions of the payroll card account option including, but not limited to, the requirements and a complete itemized list of all known fees that may be deducted from the employee's payroll card account by ...