Employer Responsibilities

NH PFML was established in state law as a voluntary program allowing employers and workers a choice whether or not to participate.

What are my responsibilities as an employer?

In addition to the benefits, New Hampshire Paid Family and Medical Leave (NH PFML) comes with a few responsibilities.

All Employers Should:

  • Consider sponsoring a NH PFML insurance plan for your NH workers

  • Contact MetLife to select a NH PFML insurance plan for your eligible NH workers

  • Learn about the Business Enterprise Tax (BET) credit for the portion of the NH PFML insurance premium you pay 

  • Recognize that your eligible NH workers can purchase a NH PFML individual plan if you do not offer a NH PFML insurance plan or equivalent benefit plan 

  • Address worker questions and direct workers to MetLife 

  • Support the claims process by providing wage and leave information, work schedules and other benefits information to MetLife 

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In Addition, Employers with 50+ Workers Must:

  • Collect worker premium payments through payroll deductions 
  • This requirement applies whether the employer opts into the NH PFML insurance plan or if workers purchase coverage under a NH PFML individual plan
  • Employers paying 100% of premium do not have to take payroll deductions
  • Restore workers to the position they held prior to leave or to an equivalent position
  • Continue to provide health insurance during leave with workers paying any shared costs
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Employers with Fewer Than 50 Workers:

  • Smaller employers are not required to collect premium payments through payroll deductions 
  • Smaller employers make premium payments through arrangements with MetLife