Bill Text - HB103 (2009)

Relative to paying discharged and laid off employees in full at the time of discharge.


Revision: Jan. 12, 2009, midnight

HB 103 – AS INTRODUCED

2009 SESSION

09-0365

06/03

HOUSE BILL 103

AN ACT relative to paying discharged and laid off employees in full at the time of discharge.

SPONSORS: Rep. Buco, Carr 1; Rep. Long, Hills 10; Rep. Villeneuve, Hills 18

COMMITTEE: Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services

ANALYSIS

This bill requires an employer to pay discharged and laid off employees in full at the time of discharge.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

09-0365

06/03

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nine

AN ACT relative to paying discharged and laid off employees in full at the time of discharge.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 Employees Separated from Payroll Before Pay Days. Amend RSA 275:44, I to read as follows:

I. Whenever an employer discharges or lays off an employee, the employer shall pay the employee’s wages in full [within 72 hours] at the time of dismissal.

2 Employees Separated from Payroll Before Pay Days. Amend RSA 275:44, III to read as follows:

III. When work of an employee is suspended as a result of a labor dispute[, or when an employee for any reason whatsoever is laid off,] the employer shall pay in full to such employee not later than the next regular payday, as designated under RSA 275:43, either through the regular pay channels or by mail if requested by the employee, wages earned at the time of suspension [or layoff].

3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

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