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Employer Liability: Maine

Employer Liability requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Susan Borowski


  • Employers face liability for violating the state Whistleblowers' Protection Act which protects employees when reporting labor law and other violations. See Whistleblowers' Protection Act.
  • Employers are subject to penalties for employing strikebreakers during a labor dispute. See Employment of Strikebreakers.
  • Employers are not liable for the unlawful acts of their officers or agents unless they participated in or authorized the unlawful acts, or ratified them after receiving actual knowledge of them. See Individual Liability.