Maine Labor Law Updates

All businesses with employees in Maine are required by state & federal employment laws to post Labor Law Posters in a visible location. Employment laws change often, which require labor law posters to be updates. Below includes past & most recent mandatory labor law updates which require employers to post the latest version of these posters.


Mandatory change(s) for the state of Maine

  • 12/2021

    Regulation of Employment-Revised to add domestic partner's child and domestic partner's grandchild to family leave qualifications. *2022 Poster is shipping now.

  • 09/2021

    Maine Minimum Wage-Notice of increase to minimum wage, $12.75, effective January 1, 2022. Also, new minimum salary requirements (to $735.59/week), and changes to Service Employee average tips plus direct wage ($6.38/hour) minimum, both effective January 1, 2022. *2022 Poster is shipping now.

  • 09/2020

    Regulation of Employment-Revised with a new section about Earned Paid Leave effective January 1, 2021.

  • 09/2020

    Maine Minimum Wage-Revised with new $12.15 per hour minimum wage effective January 1, 2021.

  • 03/2020

    Regulation of Employment-Revised with new Earned Income Tax Credit information.

  • 01/2020

    Workers Compensation-Revised with new notification requirements for employees and a new revision date.

  • 11/2019

    Maine Minimum Wage-Updated with new 2020 minimum wage rate of $12.00 per hour.

  • 11/2018

    Maine Minimum Wage-Revised to include new minimum wage of $11.00 per hour, effective January 1, 2019.

  • 11/2017

    Maine Minimum Wage-Updated to reflect new 2018 minimum wage rate of $10.00, effective January 1, 2018.

  • 10/2017

    Video Display Terminals-Complete redesign of poster with more training information.

  • 12/2016

    Maine Minimum Wage-Updated to reflect new 2017 minimum wage rate of $9.00, effective January 7, 2016.

  • 01/2013

    Workers Compensation-Update to workers compensation to reflect new reporting guidelines for workplace injuries.

  • 02/2012

    Whistleblower's Protection Act-New tel. number for human rights commission office.

  • 02/2012

    Child Labor Laws-New reference of Fed. Reg. 29 CFR, Part 570 for list of hazardous jobs.

  • 10/2011

    Maine Minimum Wage-New minimum wage guidelines for tipped employees.

  • 10/2011

    Child Labor Laws-Child Labor Law change, increasing number of hours minors are allowed to work during school session from 4 hours to 6 hours and new minimum wage guidelines for tipped employees.

  • 01/2011

    Discrimination-Update made to content and contact information.

  • 12/2010

    Unemployment Insurance -Content has been updated

  • 08/2010

    Workers Compensation-Content has been updated

  • 10/2009

    Maine Minimum Wage-Content has been updated

  • 09/2009

    Regulation of Employment-New content was added including Severance Pay and Rest Breaks information

  • 01/2009

    Regulation of Employment- Text change to define the Family Medical Leave

Mandatory federal change(s)

  • 07/2016

    Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Federal Minimum Wage-Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes text regarding nursing mothers and overtime rules.

  • 07/2009

    Wyoming Minimum Wage-The federal minimum wage reflects $7.25.

  • 11/2009

    Regulation of Employment-Addition of Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) Regulation.

  • 11/2008

    The Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act (USERRA)-Added the Office of Special Counsel to the poster and modified existing text to incorporate the new office information.

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Maine Labor Law Poster Posting Requirements:

  • Notice Regarding Minimum Wage Law (NEW) (26 MRSA 668) In Maine, you're required under 26 MRSA 668 to post, in a conspicuous location, information regarding the minimum wage. The full-color and easy-to-read Maine Complete Labor Law Poster provides this information in a single location, so that your employees are informed, and your company is compliant.
  • Whistleblower's Protection Act (26 MRSA 839) Under the Whistleblower's Protection Act, you must prominently post information regarding this act, so that your employees understand the protections and obligations. The Maine Complete Labor Law Poster provides this information in a clear, summarized fashion.
  • Workers' Compensation (39 MRSA 406) The Maine Complete Labor Law Poster allows you to post, in a conspicuous location, details regarding Workers' Compensation in English, French and Spanish.
    Video Terminal Display (26 MRSA 252) Under Maine law, you must inform all workers who use a video terminal (e.g. computer) of their rights and duties under 26 MRSA 252. The Maine Complete Labor Law Poster provides this information, so that your employees remain safe, and your company remains compliant under the law.
  • Child Labor Law (26 MRSA 42-B(3)) Employing workers under the age of 18 is permissible, provided that strict adherence to Maine Child Labor Law is followed. Be aware that the state may impose civil penalties for non-compliance. The Maine Complete Labor Law Poster ensures that all employees and management are aware of these laws, and how they affect different age groups.
  • OSHA for Public Sector The Maine Complete Labor Law Poster informs your employees of their OHSA rights and protections as enforced by the U.S. Department of labor.
  • Sexual Harassment Is Illegal You're obligated to take steps to keep your workplace free sexual harassment. The Maine Complete Labor Law Poster clearly informs all employees of your commitment to upholding the law. It also provides some examples of sexual harassment, such as suggestive or lewd remarks, and others.
  • Discrimination Notice The Maine Complete Labor Law Poster informs all employees and management that your workplace is law-abiding and doesn't discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, ancestry, genetic predisposition, age, whistleblowing, accessing workers' compensation benefits, or disability.
  • Regulation of Employment The state of Maine regulates employment to ensure that the workplace is compliant and employees are treated fairly. The Maine Complete Labor Law Poster fulfils your legal obligation to provide this information to employees in a conspicuous location.
  • Unemployment Compensation You are required under Maine Employment Security Law to provide your employees with information on how they can file a claim, and other rights, obligations and protections they have under this law. The Maine Complete Labor Law Poster provides this information in a clear, easy-to-read format.
  • Federal Minimum Wage Act (29 CFR 516.4) Federal law requires that you post information with respect to the federal minimum wage increases from $6.55 an hour to $7.25 an hour, effective July 24, 2009. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location.
  • Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (38 USCA 433(a)) You are mandated by federal law to provide information regarding the rights, benefits and obligation of employees who are governed by the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. Post this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act (29 CFR 801.6) Per federal law, employees have specific rights and protections accorded to them under the Employee Polygraph Protection Act. You must inform employees of their rights under the act. Ensure that you post this information in a conspicuous location. Be aware that under 29 CFR 801.42(7) a civil penalty of up to $10,000 may be assessed against you for violating any provision of the Act.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law (29 CFR 1601.30) Your employees must be informed of their rights under federal equal employment laws. Ensure that you post this information in a prominent and accessible location.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (29 USC 2619(a)(b)) You must post information informing employees of their rights and protections per the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location, accessible by all employees.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (29 CFR 1903.2(a)(1)) You must display clear, summarized and accurate information regarding your employees' rights and protections under the Federal Occupational Health and Safety Act. Display this information in a conspicuous location, and ensure that it is not altered, defaced, or covered by other material.
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Minimum Wage Rates in Maine in 2020:

As of January 1, 2020 the state minimum wage of maine is $12.00.

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Important Phone Numbers: State of Maine

  • Wage & Hour - (207) 623-7900
  • OSHA - (207) 941-8177
  • Workers' Compensation - (207) 287-3751
  • Unemployment Insurance - (800) 593-7660
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