Does This Law Apply to My Organization in Maine?

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Author: XpertHR Editorial Team

Below are some of the most significant employment-related Maine laws applying to private employers and which employers must comply with each law. Be aware that there are other laws an employer might need to follow that are not listed here.

Law* Covered Employers**
Equal Pay Law All employers
Family Sick Leave Law Employers with 25 or more employees
Maine Family Military Leave Law Employers with 15 or more employees
Maine Human Rights Act (MHRA) All employers
Maine Severance Pay Act (MSPA) Employers with 100 or more employees
Maine's Family and Medical Leave Act (MFMLA) Employers with 15 or more employees at one location
Maine Substance Abuse Testing Law (MSAT) Employers conducting alcohol or drug testing
Maine Whistleblowers' Protection Act (MWPA) All employers
Medical Use of Marijuana Act All employers
Wiretap Act All employers
Workplace Smoking Act of 1985 All employers

*Laws link to primary coverage on; the law may be addressed in other places on as well.

**Where "All employers" is listed, there may still be limited exceptions, such as agricultural employers or employers that employ only family members.