Maine Announces Minimum Wage Increase for 2022

State Update Overview

Date Updated September 2021
Labor Law Update The State of Maine Minimum Wage Law
What Changed Increased Minimum Wage for 2022
Mandatory or Non-Mandatory Mandatory
Updated Poster Maine Labor Law Poster

In September 2021, the Maine Department of Labor published new minimum wage increases effective January 1, 2022.

Maine Minimum Wage Increases

  • Minimum wage increases to $12.75 per hour
  • Direct wage to service employees increases to $6.38 per hour
  • New minimum salary requirement for exempt status will be $735.59

Wage and Hour Exemptions

Employees may be exempt from wage and hour laws based on criteria associated with their salary, actual duties, and skills. Exempt employees neither receive overtime pay nor qualify for minimum wage. Maine labor law defines these exemptions based on Executive, Administrative, or Professional status. Learn more here.

Maine Labor Law Poster Updates

All businesses within the State of Maine must display the new Maine Minimum Wage Notice along with other state-mandated posting requirements where it is sufficiently accessible and viewable to all employees. This change has been reflected in our Maine & Federal Labor Law Poster and does require an immediate mandatory update. Failure to meet compliance requirements and display the updated poster could result in fines.

Order the Maine Labor Law Poster to immediately include this required update.

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