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Other Leaves: New Hampshire

Other Leaves requirements for other states

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

Author: Diana K. Wieland, Sheehan Phinney


  • There are various types of leave that may be available to an employee in New Hampshire. See Leaves of Absence.
  • New Hampshire does not have a state family and medical leave law applicable to private employers, but private employers may voluntarily participate in the state's paid family leave program. See Family and Medical Leave.
  • A covered employer must provide leave to crime victims to attend court or other proceedings related to the crime. See Crime Victim Leave.
  • New Hampshire prohibits discrimination against members of the state's National Guard, state guard or militia. See Military Leave.
  • An employee-veteran may choose not to work on Veterans Day without penalty, provided that the employee gives advance notice according to the employer's policies and procedures. See Veterans Day Leave.
  • An employer must provide an employee with leave to assist in an emergency if they are a firefighter, rescue squad worker or emergency medical services member. See Emergency Responder Leave.
  • An employer may not discriminate against an employee because the employee serves on a jury. See Jury Duty Leave.