Who is the New Hampshire Labor Law Board? Although may people within the state of New Hampshire work and there are many business owner’s here that employ individuals, few realize who governs all that they do and provide in the aspect of the work force. Yet, those that are looking can easily learn what this board can provide to anyone within the state that is ours. The main goal of this board is to provide for the employee, in assuring that they are given fair work treatment, fair compensation as well as a safe place to work. Yet, the board does much more than just that.
For example, the New Hampshire Labor Law Board provides a great deal of information in regards to employment opportunities. Those that are unemployed will be able to secure such information as job training, skill training, apprenticeship programs, unemployment benefits and unemployment insurance. There are even placement programs available to those that need it.
In addition to this, there is much more that the Department of Labor provides. This includes such things as veteran’s programs including employment and training, help with disability employment, and they govern the safety and regulations of mines within the state. In addition, employers can turn to them with help in getting the necessary licenses and regulations set up within their company. They help to set and maintain just laws as those governing safety in the workplace, help with child labor laws and maintaining the state’s minimum wage as well which is currently set at $5.15 per hour with a 40 hour work week.
Those that live in New Hampshire should realize that the Labor Law Board is in place and does govern the well being of those that live within this state. Those that work or employ people in the state should realize that there is a watchful eye monitoring them.
I’ve been interested in watching New Hampshire’s Right to Know law debate. If you haven’t heard about it, a bill was drafted in order to help the public gain the same access to all the same technological records, such as email, that they have to paper records. The bill clarifies that computer and email records are covered by law.
The reason the Right to Know law has become such a hot topic is the growing popularity of technological means of communications. Emails, faxes, and teleconferences all are choices that are used by many employers. But management has to be careful. Those are all electronic records, which have to be made available to the employee just like any sort of paper records.
I know if you’re an employer in New Hampshire, you’re already aware of another right-to-know issue. That is the right of your employees to know that there are toxic substances present in the workplace. Workers must be notified of long and short term health hazards of any substance they might come in contact with. They must be properly trained in handling toxic substances. It is my understanding that employees have the right to request data sheet on any toxic substance they come in contact with, and that the employer must respond to this request within 5 days.
Workers must be made aware of their Right To Know about toxic substances through one of the posters that is mandatory in the workplace. Legislature has mandated that employers post the notices in every work place in order to make employees aware of their rights and remedies that are available in New Hampshire. In addition to Right To Know, New Hampshire employers must post notices about Unemployment, the Minimum Wage Law, OSHA, the Whistleblower’s Protection Act, and more.