Susannah Chance

Susannah Chance

Susannah Chance is Vice President of Human Resources for Work Opportunities Unlimited, Inc. She joined the company as a Resource Specialist in the Laconia office and was promoted to Regional Vice President of the Dover, NH market, before being promoted to her current position. As Vice President of Human Resources, Susannah is responsible for overseeing the human resource function for Work Opportunities Unlimited, including legal compliance for the company’s operations in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maryland and Florida. She also leads and delivers the Company’s management and supervisory training programs.

In addition to her responsibilities to the company, Susannah also works closely with the company’s human resource, accounting & finance, and executive and administrative staffing teams. Susannah also provides consulting and training services for Leddy Group Consulting. While serving a wide variety of industries, ranging from banks to sales organizations to motorcycle dealerships to heavy industry, she also has served towns and municipalities and non-profits.

Expertise: Supervisory training, harassment training and investigations; compliance reviews; employee handbook preparation and updates; climate surveys; salary surveys; and assistance with the management of workers’ compensation claims.

Past Experience: Susannah began her career during graduate school as the Program Coordinator of a small biotechnology firm that provided scientific training at locations throughout the United States and Europe.

Education: Susannah earned BBA and MBA degrees from Iowa State University. Susannah has also earned Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the HR Certification Institute and Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification from the Society for Human Resource Management.

Professional Organization/Community Involvement: Susannah is currently the Chair of the New Hampshire Business & Industry Association’s Human Resources Committee, the Chair of the NH Workers’ Compensation Classification and Rating Appeals Board, a member of the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Advisory Board, and President of the Gilmanton Iron Works Library Association.

Personal Experience: Susannah is passionate about animal rescue. She and a friend work with NASCAR teams to bring dogs to NH, and occasionally convinces her husband to fly their small plane to rescue more dogs from southern shelters. If you talk with her when she’s working from her home office, it’s highly likely that a number of her furry friends will be working with her.

Contact Information: 603.267.8626 or email schance@leddygroup.com

Posts by Susannah:

Insights from the US Department of Labor

August 27, 2019

The US Department of Labor has issued several new opinion letters that provide helpful guidance to employers. The two letters below address questions that we frequently get from clients. We hope they are helpful! Permissible rounding practices: Read opinion letter here Calculating overtime pay for non-discretionary bonuses paid on a quarterly and annual basis: Read [...]

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Non Compete Agreements – Legislation Restrictions

August 27, 2019

Legislation restriction the use of non compete agreements is being enacted in many states – if you utilize non competes as part of your employment practices you should review your state regulations and/or consult with legal counsel to ensure your practices are in compliance. NH http://gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/billText.aspx?sy=2019&id=466&txtFormat=html ME http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=HP0538&item=7&snum=129 RI https://www.billtrack50.com/BillDetail/1118785   More info here: https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=d07b4b2a-9fc4-44c7-b58a-f50ef0403d9a [...]

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Department of Labor releases an opinion letter

August 27, 2019

The US Department of Labor has issued an opinion letter regarding whether employees may take Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) to attend a Committee on Special Education meeting to discuss the Individualized Education Program (IEP) of the employee’s son or daughter. You can read the opinion letter here: https://www.dol.gov/whd/opinion/FMLA/2019/2019_08_08_2A_FMLA.pdf [...]

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I-9 Form Expires 8-31-19 – Don’t Worry!

August 27, 2019

While the current I-9 Form expires on August 31, 2019, a new form has yet to be released. Based on guidance related to the expiration of previous I-9 forms, employers should continue to use the existing form until a new form is issued. Visit https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/about-form-i-9 for more information about the I-9 Form. [...]

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Attention NH Employers

August 27, 2019

NH Employers – these two changes went into effect 7-14-19. More information can be found here: https://www.nh.gov/labor/ Effective 7/14/19 there is a statutory amendment to RSA 277 SAFETY AND HEALTH OF EMPLOYEES (Public) that requires the Department of Labor to inspect a place of employment where a serious injury or death has occurred and requires a [...]

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