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Q: Can you record your boss on the production flor,hallway,warehouse in New Hampshire?

Joseph Kelly Levasseur answered on Dec 12, 2018

NH is has a two way recording statute. Both parties need to be told that the other party is recording the other, otherwise is is a serious crime. There are exceptions but this does not sound like one of them. Be careful.

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Q: Re applying for position at the same company and being denied.

I recently reapplied for a position I had with the NH liquor Commission. I left my clerk position with a 2-week notice. I reapplied for

the same position and was told I was not eligible for re-hire. I ask why and was told that I was not permitted know why. Is there a way to find out why.... Read more »

Joseph Kelly Levasseur answered on Apr 30, 2018

You could ask to see your personnel file, from the time you were working there, and possibly take a look at anything that is in there.

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Q: If my husband is salary paid and he works 50+ hrs a week, sometimes 15hr days 6days a week should he be paid overtime?

Joseph Kelly Levasseur answered on Apr 24, 2018

Short answer is, based on these facts is-depends- it depends on what his title and job requirements are. There are federal and state laws that clearly protect employees from being called salary employees when in fact they should be getting overtime pay. You should call the NH Department of Labor.... Read more »

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Q: Does employer have to pay the 3 wks notice?

I have 4 weeks earned vacation time and I plan on giving a three week notice to my employer of me leaving the firm. It is my understanding that provided I give a two-week notice, I am entitled to my vacation time. I am wondering if my employer does not accept my resignation and terminates me when... Read more »

Joseph Kelly Levasseur answered on Mar 7, 2018

First of all, congratulations on giving your company a four week notice, that in of itself shows that you are a very conscientious employee and they should appreciate that. I do believe, under your set of facts that yes, if they ask you to leave early you have indeed satisfied the requirement of a... Read more »

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Q: What do I do if I am injured on the clock, then beg for safety issues to be fixed, then instead I get fired?

Injured by broken glass on a Monday, went home. Talked to my boss essentially begging her to fix a bunch of long-ongoing safety and equipment issues before I could come back. She said she'd get in touch with me the next day. Didn't hear from her for three days, then on Friday she fired me. I have a... Read more »

Joseph Kelly Levasseur answered on Jan 15, 2018

This is a complex issue that needs to be worked on with an employment attorney. You may have a suit for wrongful termination based on a public policy claim, but the facts need to be looked at more closely to make that determination. She can' deny your unemployment claim, but you can simply appeal... Read more »

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Q: when i return to work from workmans comp do i get the my same positon i had when i left?. i live in newhampshire thank

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 3, 2018

If you had a reduction in pay due to being out comp has to make that up. But contact a member of the NH Assn for Justice because they give free consults and you want to know what to do to protect yourself

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for New Hampshire on

Q: How long can my employer keep me on a mandatory unpaid leave not related to conduct?

First they put me on a pip out of the blue after 17 months of employment without warning, many of the details are for things that others do and things i have done throughout the duration of my employment. Ive done very well on the pip.

Recently they say someone found a bedbug and they are... Read more »

Joseph Kelly Levasseur answered on Dec 8, 2017

I would look first at the employee handbook to see what the policy is for being forced out of your job or put on unpaid leave and make sure they are following the procedures outlined in the handbook. If there is nothing in the handbook that protects you from this then you should call the Labor... Read more »

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Q: Can a contracting company require independent sub-contractors to pay for inspections of personally owned work equipment?

Husband is an independent contractor under contract for Contracting Cable Co A that contracts work from Contracting Cable Co B that contracts work from Major Cable Co C. Contracting Cable Co B is requiring an inspection of independent contractors personally owned work ladders and requiring said... Read more »

Joseph D Garrison answered on Apr 1, 2017

If it is in the contract then they can require it.

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Q: I'm 16, in school, working 65 hours a week. Can I get extra money? Seems a bit illegal. I live in NH. USA.

Israel Piedra answered on Dec 28, 2015

Unless you work in certain occupations, any time worked over 40 hours/week should be paid at 1.5 times your normal wage. Read the statute for more information: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/XXIII/279/279-21.htm (section VIII)

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