New Hampshire Labor Law Posters

Employers are required to display both state and federal labor and employment posters. This means that employers must post certain notices in their workplaces so employees have access to information about the applicable labor laws. These posters, also known as workplace postings or workplace compliance posters, can be downloaded for free from our website.


Posting Requirements

The type of posters you are required to post will be determined by:

  • The nature of your business
  • The number of employees
  • The primary language spoken by your employees
  • Whether you employ people with disabilities
  • Whether you employ minors

All notices must be posted in a conspicuous place so that they can be seen and read by employees. Failure to post notices can result in stiff penalties and possible fines. 

Don't forget to visit our federal poster page to see if you require additional federal posters specific to your organization.

Mandatory for All New Hampshire Employers

New Hampshire Minimum Wage Law

The “New Hampshire Minimum Wage Law” Poster informs employees of Nevada’s minimum wage, overtime pay, and the state’s youth employment law.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All NH Employers.

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Protective Legislation Law

The “Protective Legislation Law” Poster provides a schedule of payments due to employees.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All NH Employers.

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Criteria to Establish an Employee or Independent Contractor

The “Criteria to Establish an Employee or Independent Contractor” Poster provides a criteria of what being an employee means, as opposed to an independent contractor.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All NH Employers.

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Whistleblowers’ Protection Act

New Hampshire’s “Whistleblowers’ Protection Act” Poster states that employees are protected under this act if they blow the whistle on illegal activity.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All NH Employers.

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Workers’ Right to Know

New Hampshire’s “Workers’ Right to Know” Notice states that employees have a right to know about the toxic substances used in their workplace.

The notice must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All NH Employers.

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Unemployment Notice

New Hampshire’s “Unemployment Notice” informs employees of how to file for unemployment benefits if they become unemployed.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All NH Employers.

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Workers’ Compensation

New Hampshire’s “Workers’ Compensation” Notice informs employees of who to contact in the case of a work-related injury or occupational disease.

The notice must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it. It can be obtained from the employer’s insurance carrier.

Required for: All NH Employers.

NHES Vacation Shutdown

The “NHES Vacation Shutdown” Poster informs employees if their company has a vacation shutdown to then open an unemployment claim after their last day of work.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All NH Employers.

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Employment Discrimination

New Hampshire’s “Employment Discrimination” Poster states that discrimination in places of employment is prohibited under New Hampshire law.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All NH Employers.

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Housing Discrimination

New Hampshire’s “Housing Discrimination” Poster states that it is illegal in the state of New Hampshire to discriminate in the sale, rental, or financing of housing.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All NH Employers.

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New Hampshire Indoor Smoking Act

The “New Hampshire Indoor Smoking Act” states that smoking is prohibited in:

  • Public educational facilities at any time, and in child care agencies licensed under RSA 170-E during the hours of operation, except foster family homes and foster family group homes;
  • Hospitals and other acute care facilities;
  • Grocery stores by customers;
  • Elevators, tramways, gondolas, and other such public conveyances;
  • Public conveyances;
  • Restaurants;
  • Cocktail lounges;
  • Enclosed places owned and operated by social, fraternal, or religious organizations when open to the general public.

Smoking is permitted in the following locations:

  • Public conveyances rented for private purposes;
  • Buildings owned and operated by social, fraternal, or religious organizations when used by the membership of the organization, their guests or families, or when they are rented or leased for private functions from which the public is excluded and arrangements are under the control of the sponsor of the function and not the organization;
  • Guest rooms of hotels, motels, and resorts;
  • Halls, ballrooms, dining rooms and conference rooms of hotels, motels, restaurants, resorts, and publicly accessible buildings or portions thereof, excluding those that are publicly owned, when rented or leased for private functions from which the public is excluded and arrangements are under the control of the sponsor of the function and not of the proprietor or person in charge of the facility;
  • Resident rooms in dormitories operated by postsecondary educational institutions, but such dormitories shall follow any appropriate procedures established under RSA 155:71, I;
  • Resident rooms in public housing facilities, but such facilities shall follow any appropriate procedures established under RSA 155:71, I;
  • Resident rooms in facilities such as nursing homes, sheltered care facilities, and residential treatment and rehabilitation facilities, and prisons and detention facilities, but such facilities shall follow any appropriate procedures established under RSA 155:71, I;
  • Health care facilities, except for hospitals and other acute care facilities, provided that the health care facilities shall follow any appropriate procedures established under RSA 155:71, I;
  • Patients with extraordinary medical conditions, psychiatric disorders, or patients in an alcohol and drug withdrawal program, provided that the patient's physician has written a prescription or an order allowing the patient to smoke.

Businesses must place "No Smoking" or "Smoking Allowed" signs in all buildings and facilities to comply with any applicable smoking restrictions.

Required for: All NH Employers.

Federally Mandated

OSHA - Job Safety & Health Protection: It's the Law

The "Job Safety and Health: It’s the Law" Poster informs workers of their rights under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Employers in states operating OSHA-approved state plans should obtain and post the state’s equivalent poster.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All NH Employers.

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Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law

Executive Order 11246 (E.O. 11246), also known as the “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” Poster prohibits certain Federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Additionally, it protects applicants and employees from discriminatory discipline, including firing, for asking about, discussing, or disclosing their pay or the pay of their co-workers. E.O. 11246 also requires covered government contractors to take affirmative action to ensure that equal opportunity is provided in all aspects of employment.

Post copies of the poster, supplement, and provision in conspicuous places available to employees, applicants for employment, and send to representatives of labor organizations with which there is a collective bargaining agreement.

Required for: All NH Employers.

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Employee Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

The "Employee Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards" Poster establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in federal, state, and local governments. The FLSA requires employers to pay covered nonexempt employees a minimum wage of not less than $7.25 per hour.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All NH Employers.

Large Posters: [English] [Spanish] [Chinese] [Russian] [Thai] [Hmong] [Vietnamese] [Korean] [Polish]

Small Posters: [English] [Spanish]

Employee Polygraph Protection Act

The "Employee Polygraph Protection Act" (EPPA) generally prevents private sector employers from using lie detector tests, either for pre-employment screening or during the course of employment, with certain exceptions. Employers generally may not require or request any employee or job applicant to take a lie detector test, or discharge, discipline, or discriminate against an employee or job applicant for refusing to take a test.

EPPA excludes federal, state, and local government agencies from the Act's coverage, with respect to public employees. Lie detector tests may also be administered by the Federal Government to employees of Federal contractors engaged in national security intelligence or counterintelligence functions.  

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees and applicants for employment can readily see it.

Required for: All NH Employers.

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USERRA - Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act

Employers are required to provide to persons entitled to the rights and benefits under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), a notice of the rights, benefits, and obligations of such persons and such employers under USERRA. 

Employers may provide the notice, "Your Rights Under USERRA", by posting it where employee notices are customarily placed. However, employers are free to provide the notice to employees in other ways that will minimize costs if the full text of the notice is provided (e.g., by handing or mailing out the notice, or distributing the notice via electronic mail).

Required for: All NH Employers.

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Mandatory for Some New Hampshire Employers

Food-Choking Relief Display

All commercial eating establishments or any place other than a private residence where food is served for consumption on the premises shall have posted in such premises in a conspicuous place a graphic display of the Heimlich maneuver or similar anti-choking maneuver. Such display shall not be less than 8 inches by 11 inches in size and shall contain at least the following:

  1. A description in both words and pictures of what to look for to determine if a person is choking;
  2. A description in both words and pictures of how to perform the Heimlich maneuver or similar anti-choking maneuver on a choking victim in order to expel the object from the victim's breathing passages; and
  3. Any other information necessary to adequately instruct a rescuer in the proper procedure in aid of a choking victim.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous place on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All NH commercial eating establishments or any place other than a private residence where food is served for consumption on the premises.

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This Organization Participates in E-Verify

The “This Organization Participates in E-Verify” Poster informs employees that this employer will provide the federal government with employees’ Form I-9 information to confirm that they are authorized to work in the U.S. 

This notice must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All NH Employers who participate in E-Verify.

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If You Have the Right to Work Don’t Let Anyone Take it Away

The “If You Have the Right to Work Don’t Let Anyone Take it Away” Poster from the Department of Justice informs employees that if they have the skills, experience, and legal right to work, their citizenship or immigration status shouldn’t merit discrimination in the workplace. This poster also provides contact information for the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER).  

This notice must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All NH Employers who participate in E-Verify.

[English] [Spanish]

Recommended

IRS Withholding Notice

Publication 213, the “IRS Withholding Notice”, is a bulletin board poster advising workers to consider whether they need to file a new Form W-4 with their employer, including options that would affect that decision like marriage or divorce, changing your name, gaining or losing a dependent, or changes to your income. 

All Employers have the option to post this notice in a conspicuous area, but it is not required.

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