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Recruiting: New Hampshire

Recruiting requirements for other states

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

Authors: Joyce Anne Grabel, James P. Reidy, Sheehan Phinney and Brightmine Editorial Team


  • Employers covered by New Hampshire's employment discrimination statute must comply with certain provisions that are not included in federal discrimination laws. See New Hampshire Antidiscrimination Law.
  • During the recruiting process, employers must make reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities. See Disability.
  • There is a limited exception to New Hampshire's antidiscrimination provisions. See Bona Fide Occupational Qualification Exception.
  • New Hampshire is among the states that prohibit discrimination during the recruitment process against individuals who use tobacco products. See Smokers' Rights.
  • New Hampshire law imposes requirements on employers seeking to hire replacements for striking workers. See Recruiting Workers During a Labor Dispute.
  • The State has special criteria for establishing whether a worker will be an independent contractor or an employee, including a posting requirement. See Independent Contractors.
  • Private employers may establish a hiring preference for veterans under state law. See Veterans Preference.