NH Gov. Signs Jobs Bill Aimed At Deterring Layoffs

Law360, New York (May 12, 2010, 1:41 PM EDT) -- New Hampshire Democratic Gov. John Lynch has signed into law a measure that seeks to give businesses an incentive not to layoff workers.

The law, which Lynch signed Tuesday, would encourage companies to retain employees for part-time work instead of laying them off entirely. The state would make up an employee's lost wages through unemployment benefits.

“Workers will keep their jobs, their health insurance and most of their income. Companies will be able to retain the skilled workers they need to recover, and taxpayers will avoid...
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