CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire judge is temporarily blocking Precision Technology from transferring assets that could be used to provide workers compensation they are owed.
Gov. John Lynch said Monday that the state sought the order to protect the 131 workers the Pembroke company locked out last week without the federally required 60-day notice. Lynch said it appears the company broke the law by not providing notice or severance pay.
He said workers are still owed paychecks and have been unable to enter the building to retrieve personal belongings.
Lynch said trucks were seen at the company ready to move equipment out. He said the order prevents that until a formal hearing is held Sept. 10.