Holiday Parties and Employer Liability

With the holiday season upon us, many employers host a holiday party to boost morale and reward employees for their service. However, from a risk management perspective, employers should be aware of the liability they are exposed to, especially when...

Let It Snow….What You Should Know as an Employer

Winter is definitely here with the temperatures dropping and the snow starting to fall. As kids we loved it when the snow started to come down. SNOW DAY! As adults having to travel to work or school the appeal of snow...

Do You Have a Possible Employment Law Case?

If so, it is important that you act fast.  Most types of non-employment lawsuits in New Hampshire have a three year statute of limitation.  That means that you have three years from the date that you were injured (or in...

Small Businesses and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

With the current national spotlight on sexual harassment in the workplace in the wake of complaints against Harvey Weinstein, Charlie Rose, Kevin Spacey and Matt Lauer, employers outside of Hollywood and Washington, D.C., are taking steps to minimize potential harassment....

Why Get Married? Life, Death and NH Common Law Marriage

The average cost of a wedding in 2016 was $35,329.00 nationally.[1] Is it any wonder that people are forgoing the tradition of getting married and instead just choosing to cohabitate? Are there really any advantages to getting married? New Hampshire...

Do You Have a Claim for Defamation?

Recently New Hampshire made national headlines after a jury awarded three businessmen a total of $274.5 million in a defamation lawsuit against a mortgage company and its owner. In that case, the owner of a company called The Mortgage Specialists,...

Do You Work In A Hostile Work Environment?

As an employment lawyer, one of the most difficult parts of my job is having to explain that what a word means in basic English, is not necessarily what the same word or term means legally.  “Hostile work environment” is...

Hurricane & Natural Disaster Preparedness For Your Family

While in the grips of one of the most active severe Hurricane seasons on record, the stories of people losing their homes, property and loved ones are filling news feeds. From the coast of Texas up to the coast of...

Live Free and Get High?

On July 18, 2017, Governor, Chris Sununu signed HB 640 into law, which makes New Hampshire the 22nd state to decriminalize marijuana. Under the new law, which took affect on September 16, 2017, police cannot arrest someone for a marijuana violation. ...

Is Small Claims Case Right For You?

Sometimes when individuals are faced with a dispute over money, they are forced to consider whether it would be financially reasonable to pursue the matter in court. There are costs associated with filing an action in the court, and if...