New Hampshire Paychecks laws & compensation compliance analysis

New Hampshire Paychecks: What you need to know

All employers are covered, except employers of domestic labor in the home of the employer and farms where fewer than five people are employed.
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Wages must be paid at regular intervals no more than 14 days (NH Rev. Stat. Sec. 275:43). In all cases, payment must be made regularly on a predesignated date. The commissioner may, upon written petition showing good and sufficient reason, permit payment of wages less frequently other than weekly or biweekly, but at least once each calendar month. The commissioner may prescribe the terms and conditions of such permission, and limit its duration.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.
• By direct deposit with written authorization of the employee to banks of the employee’s choice.
• By a payroll card provided that 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 shall be passed on to the employee. The employer must provide 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 ...

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