Employee Communications: Maine
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Glenn Israel, Bernstein Shur Sawyer & Nelson, PA
- The State of Maine requires employers to post notices addressing a number of employment law topics, including minimum wage, unemployment, workers' compensation, discrimination and video display terminal (VDT) training. See Required State of Maine Postings.
- Maine law recognizes employee claims for defamation. See Defamation.
- Under Maine statutory law, employers who provide job references are presumed to be acting in good faith and are generally immune from civil liability. See Job Reference Immunity.
- Upon an employee's written request, a Maine employer must provide that employee a written statement including the reasons for termination of his or her employment. See Service Letters.
- Maine prohibits the blacklisting of employees. See Blacklisting Prohibition.
- The State of Maine has adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. See Trade Secrets.
- Maine courts will enforce restrictive covenants to the extent they impose reasonable restrictions upon employees that are necessary to protect legitimate business interests. See Restrictive Covenants.
- The State of Maine imposes some restrictions upon the use of mobile devices while driving. See Use of Mobile Devices While Driving.
- Portland has requirements pertaining to employee communications. See Local Requirements.