Biweekly pay isn’t ‘family-friendly’

To the editor:

It was good to see Bob Sanders’ article ‘Family-friendly’ bills weighed at State House,” (Feb. 5-18 NH Business Review). Better yet, to see legislators gaining an increased understanding that the interests of workers and those of employers often overlap as good wages can “help to attract and maintain workers.”

Puzzling though was that the sidebar listing a dozen “family-friendly” bills now pending, included House Bill 1252, which would allow employers to pay hourly workers biweekly.

The very text of the article, as well as a separate article by Mr. Sanders, explains that this change, which businesses might prefer, might delay payment to workers who live check to check, is not favored by workers and so is hardly “family friendly.” 

Ken Grossman


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