Maine is considered to be an employee-friendly state. Examples of this are that an applicant or employee may not be charged for employment-related examinations, and the state has established certain protected classes outside of the ones protected by federal law.
This page is a round-up of the state and municipal laws in Maine.
Several states have filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to nullify new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations from the US Department of Labor (DOL) before they take effect December 1.
Enhanced to link users to the most comprehensive coverage of each law and to improve the organization and scope.
Enhanced to improve the comprehensiveness, organization and topics covered of state employment laws.
Updated to reflect amendments to the severance pay and 'mass layoff' requirements, effective July 29, 2016.
Updated to incorporate amendments to the law on service animals in public accommodations, effective July 29, 2016.
Updated to reflect the forthcoming requirement for the state to adopt federal OSHA's final rule requiring employers to electronically report injury and illness data.
Updated to reflect Portland's minimum wage, effective January 1, 2016.
Updated to reflect Portland's minimum wage notice-posting provisions, effective January 1, 2016.
A roundup of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help Maine employers ensure they are compliant with state employment laws.