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Welcome to the NH Department of Labor

The Department of Labor helps employers and insurance carriers to operate successfully within New Hampshire's labor laws. We encourage a successful, fair, and safe workplace throughout the Granite State.

Ken Merrifield - Commissioner
Rudolph W. Ogden, III - Deputy Commissioner

News and Events
Vocational Rehabilitation Provider Advisory Board Meeting
September 9, 2019
Please be advised that the Vocational Rehabilitation Provider Advisory Board will hold a meeting at the New Hampshire Department of Labor on Thursday September 12, 2019 at 2:30 pm. This meeting may include a non-public session.
Public Hearing on adoption of administrative rule Lab 1402.05 and readoption and amendment of administrative rule Lab 1403.04.
September 12, 2019 at 2 p.m.
August 9, 2019
Please be advised that the New Hampshire Department of Labor has submitted the proposed rule dealing with requirements to ensure compliance with RSA 277:15 -a and RSA 277:15-b as adopted by Chapter 29 of the Laws of 2019 (HB 406) effective 7/14/19. The public hearing for the proposed rules will be held at the New Hampshire Department of Labor on Thursday September 12, 2019 at 2 pm. Click here for proposed rule Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol.
Statutory Amendment to RSA 277 SAFETY AND HEALTH OF EMPLOYEES (Public)
July 8, 2019
Please note that effective 7/14/19 there is a statutory amendment to RSA 277 SAFETY AND HEALTH OF EMPLOYEES (Public) that requires the Department of Labor to inspect a place of employment where a serious injury or death has occurred and requires a public employer to report such injury or death to the Department.

For the purposes of RSA 277 SAFETY AND HEALTH OF EMPLOYEES, an employer is defined in RSA 277:1-b and "means the state or any of its political subdivisions operating a place of employment."
Please click here for link to HB406.

Statutory Amendment to YOUTH EMPLOYMENT RSA 276-A:13 Night Work
July 8, 2019
Effective 7/14/19, the Youth Employment Law pertaining to Night Work limits the hours that youth 16 or 17 years old may work in any shift during a work week. Specifically, no youth who works more than 2 nights in a week past 8:00PM or before 6:00AM shall be permitted to work more than 8 hours in any shift during that same week.
Please click here for link to HB223.
File a Wage Claim ONLINE!
June 3, 2019
NHDOL is pleased to announce that Wage Claims may now be filed ONLINE. The wage claim process is fully self-service and walks you through the process step by step. Click here to get started!
Vocational Rehabilitation Provider Advisory Board Meeting
May 16, 2019
Please be advised that the Vocational Rehabilitation Provider Advisory Board will hold a meeting at the New Hampshire Department of Labor on Tuesday May 21, 2019 at 9:30 am. This meeting may include a non-public session.
2019 Second Injury Fund Training Seminar Registration Now Open
May 10, 2019
Registration is now open for the 2019 Second Injury Fund for Adjuster Seminar sessions.
Register here for 2019 Second Injury Fund Training.
2019 Second Injury Fund Training Seminar Registration Opens
April 5, 2019
Registration is now open for the 2019 Second Injury Fund for Employers Seminar sessions.
Register here for 2019 Second Injury Fund Training.
Public Hearing on adoption of administrative rule Lab 408.01 to 408.17 and re-adoption with amendment of Lab 408.18
April 1, 2019
Please be advised that the New Hampshire Department of Labor has submitted the proposed rule dealing with regulation and licensing of 3rd party administrators for approval to the Joint Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules. The public hearing for the proposed rules will be held at the New Hampshire Department of Labor on Thursday May 2, 2019 at 2 pm. Click here for link to Proposed Rule 408.01-408.18. Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Vocational Rehabilitation Provider Advisory Board Meeting
March 12, 2019
Please be advised that the Vocational Rehabilitation Provider Advisory Board will hold a meeting at the New Hampshire Department of Labor on Thursday March 14, 2019 at 2:30 pm. This meeting may include a non-public session.
February 25, 2019
Registration is now open for the 2019 Labor Law Training Seminars. Please note: This year's seminars are starting promptly at 8:30am and ending at 12:00pm in an attempt to give the presenters and the audience more time for Q & A. For the full list of seminars and to register please follow the link above.
January 1, 2019
Effective January 1, 2019 the standard mileage reimbursement rate for transportation expenses will be 58 cents per mile.
Statutory Amendment to 281-A:40 Memorandum of Payment
January 2, 2019
Please note that effective 1/1/19 there was a statutory amendment to 281-A:40 allowing claimants the ability to elect payment of compensation via direct deposit. Please click here for link to statute.

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New Hampshire Department of Labor  |  
95 Pleasant Street  |  Concord, NH 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3176  |  
Hours of Operation: 8am - 4:30pm M-F