New Hampshire minimum wage in 2021: $7.25
New Hampshire minimum wage in 2020: $7.25
New Hampshire minimum wage in 2000: $5.15 ($7.93 after inflation adjustment)
New Hampshire minimum wage in 1980: $3.10 ($10.39 after inflation adjustment)
John Lynch to enact a new law that abolishes the previous minimum wage, which had been set above the federal level, and automatically ties New Hampshire to the federal minimum.
New Hampshire minimum wage laws do not allow employers to pay student workers a subminimum wage rate that is less than the standard minimum wage, unless the employee qualifies as a student learner.
Even though the minimum wage in New Hampshire is the same as the federal minimum wage, the exceptions to the minimum wage requirement differ between New Hampshire and federal law.
Although New Hampshire’s minimum wage has at times exceeded what’s required under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, currently the state and federal rate are the same.
In addition to any New Hampshire-specific minimum wage exemptions described above, the Federal Fair Labor Standards act defines special minimum wage rates applicable to certain types of workers.
Domestic and farm laborers, outside sales representatives, summer camp staff, newspaper carriers, golf caddies, and non-professional ski patrol are exempt from the New Hampshire minimum wage.
All New England states except New Hampshire have taken steps to increase their minimum wages in recent years, with some planning future increases that are calculated automatically based on inflation.
For Javi Kalback, owner of Portsmouth Escape Room, paying her small team of employees above the New Hampshire minimum wage is a reflection of her desire for them to love their job.
Tips are the property of the employees who receive them and an employer may not withhold, divert, or use tips in any manner not allowed by New Hampshire’s minimum wage law.
New Hampshire Minimum Wage Law requires that every employer keep a true and accurate record of all hours worked daily by each employee except for employees who are exempt under 29 U.S.C.
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