June 2022

State Updates

 

Maine requires payout of unused paid vacation effective Jan. 1, 2023

05/05/22

On April 7, 2022, Governor Mills of Maine signed into law H.P. 160, which requires employers to pay out all accrued, unused vacation at the time of separation.  This requirement becomes effective on Jan. 1, 2023.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022/Author: ADP Admin/Number of views (516)/Comments (0)/
Tags: 05/05/22

Maine further limits deductions affter overpaying employees

11/04/21

Maine has enacted legislation (Legislative Document 610) that will further limit deductions after an employer mistakenly overpays an employee. The law takes effect October 18, 2021.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021/Author: ADP Admin/Number of views (1499)/Comments (0)/
Tags: 11/04/21

Maine’s minimum wage to increase for 2022

10/07/21

Maine’s minimum wage will increase to $12.75 per hour on January 1, 2022. The change is a result of an annual adjustment for inflation.

Sunday, October 3, 2021/Author: ADP Admin/Number of views (1772)/Comments (0)/
Tags: 10/07/21

Maine to establish state-run retirement program

10/07/21

Maine has enacted legislation (Legislative Document 1622) that will create a state-run retirement program for workers in the private sector. Maine will require employer participation if they have five or more employees and don’t offer a retirement plan.

Sunday, October 3, 2021/Author: ADP Admin/Number of views (1730)/Comments (0)/
Tags: 10/07/21

Maine restricts criminal history inquiries

10/07/21

Maine has enacted legislation (Legislative Document 1167) that prohibits employers from requesting criminal history information on an initial employee application. Legislative Document 1167 takes effect October 18, 2021.

Sunday, October 3, 2021/Author: ADP Admin/Number of views (1748)/Comments (0)/
Tags: 10/07/21

Maine narrows who qualifies for tip credit

10/07/21

Maine has enacted legislation (Legislative Document 1489) that will increase the amount in tips that an employee must receive to be considered a service employee that qualifies for the tip credit under state law.

Sunday, October 3, 2021/Author: ADP Admin/Number of views (1733)/Comments (0)/
Tags: 10/07/21

Maine expands family and medical leave

10/07/21

Maine has enacted legislation (Legislative Document 61) that expands the state’s family and medical leave law. The law takes effect October 18, 2021.

Sunday, October 3, 2021/Author: ADP Admin/Number of views (1743)/Comments (0)/
Tags: 10/07/21

Maine expands discrimination law

10/07/21

Maine has enacted two pieces of legislation (Legislative Document 1294 and Legislative Document 1688) that prohibit employers from discriminating against applicants and employees based on their familial status, gender identity, or status as a domestic violence victim who seeks or receives an order of protection. The laws take effect October 18, 2021.

Sunday, October 3, 2021/Author: ADP Admin/Number of views (1699)/Comments (0)/
Tags: 10/07/21

Maine adopts final rules for new paid leave law

11/05/20

The Maine Department of Labor (MDOL) has adopted final rules and issued guidance for the state's paid leave law, which takes effect January 1, 2021.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020/Author: ADP Admin/Number of views (3602)/Comments (0)/
Tags: 11/05/20

Maine clarifies law restricting use of social security numbers

04/02/20

Maine has enacted legislation (Legislative Document 1986) that clarifies a recent law that generally prohibits employers from seeking social security numbers from prospective employees on employment applications.

Monday, March 30, 2020/Author: ADP Admin/Number of views (4707)/Comments (0)/
Tags: 04/02/20
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