The New Hampshire Commissioner of Labor
is an appointed state executive position in the New Hampshire state government.
Since George Copadis' appointment as Commissioner of Employment Security in July 2012, David Wihby has been serving as acting-Commissioner of Labor.
Per Title XXIII, Chapter 273, Section 273:1 of the New Hampshire Statutes:
There shall be a department of labor under the executive direction of a labor commissioner who shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the council.
Per Title XXIII, Chapter 273, Section 273:1 of the New Hampshire Statutes, the governor, with the advice and consent of the council, appoints the Commissioner of Labor to a term of 3 years.
Per Title XXIII, Chapter 273, Section 273:3 of the New Hampshire Statutes, in the event of a vacancy the governor, with the advice and consent of the council, appoints a new officeholder to serve out the remaining unexpired term.
The Commissioner oversees the Department of Labor, which is responsible for monitoring employers, workers compensation, and insurance carriers to ensure they are in compliance with state labor laws.
The budget for the Department of Labor in Fiscal Year 2013 was $9,389,473.
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
In 2012, the New Hampshire Commissioner of Labor was paid an estimated $104,364. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.
New Hampshire Department of Labor
Telephone: (603) 271-3176
Fax: (603) 271-2668
PO Box 2076
Concord, NH 03302
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 New Hampshire Statutes, "273:1 Department; Commissioner," accessed December 26, 2012
- ↑ New Hampshire Statutes, "273:3 Vacancy," accessed March 21, 2013
- ↑ New Hampshire Department of Labor, "About," accessed October 16, 2011
- ↑ New Hampshire General Court, "FY 2012-2013 Appropriations Act," accessed April 16, 2013