In January 2010, Governor Lynch announced a program to assist employers and employees in New Hampshire. New Hampshire Working is the Governor's Three-Part Initiative to help workers Stay at Work, Return to Work, and Get Ready to Work. Stay at Work - is also known as New Hampshire WorkShare. A complete law reference is available at www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2010/SB0501.html.
Although there is evidence the economy is improving, employers are still struggling to keep their trained workforce in place. WorkShare can help! Employers can temporarily reduce their workforce in a particular unit, shift or company 10% - 50% and avert a layoff. They can then recall the employees when business increases.
As employees are retained - morale, productivity and flexibility in the workplace are maintained. Affected employees have a softer landing as their hours are reduced rather than eliminated, and they keep their health insurance and can collect wages for hours worked plus unemployment compensation benefits for the reduced hours.
NH Employment Security
518 White Mountain Highway
Conway, New Hampshire 03818-4205
Telephone: (603) 528-9360
Fax: (603) 447-5985