Employee Handbooks - Work Rules - Employee Conduct: Maine
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Kai W. McGintee, Bernstein Shur
- Under Maine law, provisions in an employee handbook may create binding contractual obligations on the employer. See Employee Handbook as Unilateral Contract.
- Certain types of leave must be provided to employees under Maine law, such as for jury duty or as a result of domestic violence. Such leave may be unpaid. See Other Types of Leave.
- Maine employers must have a written policy in place to conduct workplace drug and alcohol testing. See Drug and Alcohol Testing.
- Employers generally must have written authorization from employees to make payroll deductions under Maine law. See Wage Deductions.
- Maine law prohibits discrimination because of an employee's sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. See Discrimination.
- Maine's Medical Marijuana law prohibits employers from penalizing employees or refusing to employ them because of their status as a registered cardholder or primary caregiver. See Medical Marijuana.