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Hours Worked: New Hampshire

Hours Worked requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: James P. Reidy, Sheehan Phinney


  • New Hampshire follows the definition of hours worked outlined in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). See Hours Worked.
  • In addition, New Hampshire law requires employers to pay employees a minimum number of hours for reporting to work. See Show-Up Time / Reporting Time.
  • New Hampshire employers are required to provide employees with a meal break under certain circumstances. See Break Periods.
  • New Hampshire employers are limited in their options for making up time lost to legal holidays. See Make-Up Time.
  • New Hampshire limits which employers and employees may work on Sundays. See Day of Rest.