Access indispensable resources below to help stay current with HR and employment law developments in Maine, including more than 50 state-specific Employment Law Manual sections, customizable Maine Employee Handbook templates and other state-specific resources, recently passed and upcoming state and local deadlines, and links to our local coverage.
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Numerous legislative changes take effect on or about January 1, affecting minimum wage rates, employee leaves, health care benefits and more. HR should take note of these legal developments and take appropriate steps to comply.
With the federal minimum wage remaining unchanged for more than 10 years now, states and localities are filling in the gap with new minimum wage laws or increases to existing minimum wages.
Updated to reflect an increase in the state minimum wage, effective January 1, 2020.
Updated to reflect law regarding requests for applicant Social Security Numbers, effective January 1, 2020.
Updated to reflect the 2019 increase in the minimum salary for overtime-exempt executive, administrative and professional employees, effective January 1, 2020.
Updated to include amendments to the unclaimed wages requirements, effective October 1, 2019.
Many notable employment law developments recently took effect in Maine, including new wage theft and noncompete agreement laws, new pregnancy accommodation requirements and more.
Updated guidance to reflect amendments relating to salary history inquiries and wage discussion and disclosure provisions, effective September 19, 2019.
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