HB194 (2017) Detail

Permitting employers to pay wages to employees weekly or biweekly.


CHAPTER 45

HB 194 - FINAL VERSION

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0558

06/04

 

HOUSE BILL 194

 

AN ACT permitting employers to pay wages to employees weekly or biweekly.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. L. Turcotte, Straf. 4; Rep. Hill, Merr. 3; Rep. Murphy, Hills. 7; Rep. Vose, Rock. 9

 

COMMITTEE: Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill permits employers to pay wages to employees weekly or biweekly.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0558

06/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT permitting employers to pay wages to employees weekly or biweekly.

 

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

 

45:1  Payment of Wages; Weekly or Biweekly.  Amend the section heading of RSA 275:43 to read as follows:

275:43  Weekly or Biweekly.

45:2  Payment of Wages; Weekly or Biweekly.  Amend the introductory paragraph of RSA 275:43, I to read as follows:

I.  Every employer shall pay all wages due to employees [within 8 days including Sunday after expiration of the week in which the work is performed] at regular intervals not to exceed 14 days, except when permitted to pay wages less frequently as authorized by the commissioner pursuant to paragraph [II] IV or IV-a(a), on regular paydays designated in advance by the employer and at no cost to the employee:

45:3  Payment of Wages; Weekly or Biweekly.  Amend RSA 275:43, IV and RSA 275:43, IV-a(a) to read as follows:

IV.  The commissioner may, upon written petition showing good and sufficient reason, permit payment of wages [less frequently] other than weekly or biweekly, except that it shall be at least once each calendar month.  In all instances, payment shall be made regularly on a predesignated date.  The commissioner may prescribe the terms and conditions of such permission, and limit the duration thereof.

IV-a.(a)  The commissioner may permit payment of wages less frequently than [weekly] biweekly where a school district collective bargaining agreement for hourly employees provides an option to be paid in any number of equal installments with one additional installment.

45:4  New Paragraph; Payment of Wages; Weekly.  Amend RSA 275:43 by inserting after paragraph IV-a the following new paragraph:

IV-b.  The commissioner may, on a temporary basis and after showing good and sufficient reason, require payment of wages weekly.  The commissioner shall prescribe to the employer the terms, conditions, and duration of such temporary payments.  Such restrictions shall only be in effect until the employer rectifies any deficiencies prescribed by the commissioner.

45:5  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Approved: May 12, 2017

Effective Date: July 11, 2017

 

Links

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Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 18, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 7, 2017 House Exec Session
March 8, 2017 House Floor Vote
April 11, 2017 Senate Hearing
April 20, 2017 Senate Floor Vote
April 20, 2017 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB194 Revision: 414 Date: May 15, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
HB194 Revision: 415 Date: April 20, 2017, 12:13 p.m.
HB194 Revision: 416 Date: Jan. 30, 2017, 12:22 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 4, 2017 Introduced 01/04/2017 and referred to Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services HJ 2 P. 20
Jan. 18, 2017 Public Hearing: 01/18/2017 11:00 AM LOB 307
Jan. 26, 2017 Subcommittee Work Session: 01/26/2017 01:30 PM LOB 307
Feb. 7, 2017 Executive Session: 02/07/2017 11:00 AM LOB 307
March 8, 2017 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 03/08/2017 (Vote 11-9; RC)
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
March 9, 2017 Lay on Table (Rep. D. Ley): MF DV 176-181 03/09/2017 HJ 10 P. 38
March 9, 2017 Ought to Pass: MA VV 03/09/2017 HJ 10 P. 38
March 9, 2017 Introduced 03/09/2017 and Referred to Commerce; SJ 9
April 11, 2017 Hearing: 04/11/2017, Room 100, SH, 01:00 pm; SC 18
April 20, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 04/20/2017; SC 19
April 20, 2017 Sen. Soucy Offered Floor Amendment # 2017-1474s; 04/20/2017; SJ 14
April 20, 2017 Special Order Floor Amendment #2017-1474s to after consideration of HB 329, Without Objection, MA; 04/20/2017; SJ 14
April 20, 2017 Sen. Soucy Floor Amendment # 2017-1474s, RC 10Y-13N, AF; 04/20/2017; SJ 14
April 20, 2017 Ought to Pass: RC 13Y-10N, MA; OT3rdg; 04/20/2017; SJ 14
April 27, 2017 Enrolled (In recess 04/27/2017); SJ 16
April 20, 2017 Enrolled 04/20/2017 HJ 14 P. 26
May 12, 2017 Signed by Governor Sununu 05/12/2017; Chapter 45; Eff. 7/11/2017