Maine

Mandatory Change to Maine’s Unemployment Insurance Notice: Maine Employment Security Law

  • 13th January 2017

Employment Security Law

The Maine Department of Labor Bureau of Unemployment Compensation has updated their Employment Security Law notice. All individuals filing for Unemployment Insurance benefits are required by law to be registered with the Maine JobLink. The format of the notice has been updated along with a new revision date of 12/16.

Effective Date: 12/1/2016

The Osha4less.com Maine All-In-One State and Federal Poster has been updated to include the new mandatory change on the required posting.

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Mandatory Change to Maine’s Minimum Wage Notice

  • 27th December 2016

Minimum Wage

The Maine Department of Labor have updated the Minimum Wage notice to reflect the new wage rate of $9.00/hour effective January 7th, 2017. Sections on who is exempt from Minimum Wage and Overtime and Overtime Only, Equal Pay, Board and Lodging and Unfair Contracts have been removed. In addition, as of January 7th, 2017, employers must pay a direct wage of at least $5 per hour to service employees. Finally, the posting revision date has been updated to 12/16.

Effective Date: 1/7/2017

The Osha4less.com Maine All-In-One State and Federal Poster has been updated to include these new mandatory changes on the required posting.

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Mandatory and Recommended Changes to Maine’s Occupational Safety and Health Regulations for Public Sector Workplaces and Safe Work for Computer Operators Notices

  • 17th December 2015

Occupational Safety and Health Regulations for Public Sector Workplaces:

The Maine Department of Labor updated the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations for Public Sector Workplaces posting. The wording has been changed significantly. There is now a provision that states a request that one’s name be kept confidential can be made if contacting the Maine Department of Labor to request an inspection if one believes that his/her workplace is unsafe. There is also a provision that states citations must be posted at or near the place of the alleged violation if an employer is cited or penalized for unsafe or unhealthful conditions during an inspection. In the event an employee is fired or discriminated against for filing a safety and health complaint, a complaint may be filed for said discrimination or retaliation with the Director of the Bureau of Labor Standards within 30 days of such alleged violation. Additional text has been added with respect to the plan approved on August 5, 2015 by the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to which the State of Maine shall provide job safety and health protection for workers in the public sector throughout the state. The plan will be monitored by OSHA. Contact information is provided for anyone wishing to make a complaint. Contact information by way of a telephone number or email has also been provided for after-hours fatality/catastrophe reporting. The email address for the Maine Department of Labor has been changed as well as the revision date.

Effective date: 12/4/2015

Safe Work for Computer Operators:

The Maine Department of Labor updated the Safe Work for Computer Operators posting with an updated email address and revision date.

Effective date: 11/17/2015

The Osha4less.com Maine All-In-One State and Federal Poster has been updated to include these changes on the required postings.

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Recommended Changes to Maine’s Minimum Wage, Regulations of Employment, and Whistleblower Notices

  • 4th December 2015

Minimum Wage:

Effective date: 11/17/2015

The Maine Department of Labor updated the Minimum Wage posting with an updated email address and revision date.

Regulations of Employment:

Effective date: 11/17/2015

The Maine Department of Labor updated the Regulation of Employment posting with an updated email address and revision date.

Whistleblower’s Protection Act:

Effective date: 11/18/2015

The Maine Department of Labor updated the Whistleblowers’ Protection Act posting with an updated email address and revision date. A URL to their website has also been added.

The Osha4less.com Maine All-In-One State and Federal Poster has been updated to include this new recommended change on the required postings.

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