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This blog reviews important legal issues including: personal injury, employee compensation, workers compensation, discrimination and wrongful termination.

Employees

New Hampshire as a Right-to-Work State?: NH House Considers a Dozen Bills to Reduce Union Power

Last year, New Hampshire’s House barely sustained the governor’s veto of right-to-work legislation, which barred unions from requiring nonunion members to pay a share of collective bargaining costs. Though the right-to-work bill did not prevail, a dozen more like it might this year due to the Republican super majorities at the State’s House. There are currently twelve significant labor bills in the house.

Right-to-work Legislation

House Bill (HB) 1663, 1677 would make it illegal for unions to collect an agency fee from nonunion members. These bills, in particular, are targeted at public employees as opposed to all employees.

Collective Bargaining

HB 1645 eliminates the right of public employees to participate in collective bargaining.

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