New Hampshire  

Paid Family & Medical Leave (PFML) benefits will begin January 1, 2023.

New Hampshire Paid Family & Medical Leave Website

New Hampshire Granite State Paid Family Leave (NH PFML)  

New Hampshire PFML is a voluntary benefit available to all employers and workers but required of none. Employers are not required to purchase a NH PFML Insurance Plan.

New Hampshire PFML allows for family leave and medical leave for an employee’s own illness, injury or disability. Employees may take family leave to bond with a new child, recover from a personal illness or injury, care for an ill or injured relative, and military exigency or to care for a service member with a serious injury or illness.

New Hampshire Benefits Overview  

Employees can take job-protected leave:

  • For a worker’s own serious health condition when disability coverage does not apply, including childbirth
  • For a worker to bond with a child during the first year of birth, including placement for adoption or fostering
  • For a worker to care for a family member with a serious health condition
  • Any qualifying urgent demand or need arising out of the fact that the worker’s spouse, child or parent is a covered military member on covered active duty
  • For a worker to care for a covered service member with a serious injury or illness if the eligible worker is the service member’s spouse, child, parent or next of kin

Employers can choose to purchase a 6-week leave plan or a 12-week leave plan.