Does New Hampshire Require Equal Pay?

Equal PayNH Equal Pay – It is illegal in New Hampshire under both state and federal law to pay employees different wages for the same work based solely on sex, according to the New Hampshire Department of Labor.

Under RSA 275:37 – Equal Pay Law no employer or person seeking employees shall discriminate between employees on the basis of sex by paying employees of one sex at a rate less than the rate paid to employees of the other sex for equal work that requires equal skill, effort, and responsibility and is performed under similar working conditions.

Discussing Your Compensation

In order to ensure employee’s rights to equal pay among the sexes, New Hampshire provides employees protections because “you can’t fix what you don’t know.”  So, employees are permitted to discuss their compensation.  Specifically, New Hampshire law provides, under RSA 275:41-b, no employer shall require that an employee refrain from disclosing the amount of his or her wages or sign a waiver or other document that purports to deny the employee the right to disclose the amount of his or her wages, salary, or paid benefits, as a condition of employment.  No employer shall discharge, formally discipline, or otherwise discriminate against an employee who discloses the amount of his or her wages, salary, or paid benefits.

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