Maine Free Printable Minimum Wage Law Posters Maine Minimum Wage Poster Poster Required

The Minimum Wage Poster is a minimum wage law poster by the Maine Department Of Labor. This is a mandatory posting for all employers in Maine, and businesses who fail to comply may be subject to fines or sanctions.

This poster must be posted in a conspicuous place where all employees will see it. This poster describes the Minimum Wage Law for tipped (Service employees) and untipped employees as well as the law with regard to overtime and exemptions to the Minimum Wage Law and Overtime Law. This poster also lists information on equal pay in the workplace for both sexes and how to get more information on the Minimum Wage Law.

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rev. 11/18	
Minimum Wage	
This poster is provided at no cost by the Maine Department of Labor and may be copied.For more information, contact:	
Maine Department of LaborBureau of Labor Standards  45 State House Station 
Augusta, Maine 04333-0045 
Telephone:  207-623-7900 
TTY users call 	
Maine Relay 711.  
Web site:  Email: [email protected]	
Maine Law (Title 26 
M.R.S.A. § 42-B) requires 
every employer to 
place this poster in 
the workplace where 
workers can easily see it.	
Bureau  of La bor St andards	
Labor Laws of the State of Maine provide protection for 
people who work in Maine.  The Maine Department of 
Labor administers the laws, which all employers must 
follow. Department representatives inspect workplaces to 
ensure compliance. Citations and penalties may be issued to 
employers who do not comply.	
Minimum Wage is $11.00 per hour effective January 1, 2019	
Exemptions from Overtime 
Maine statutes incorporate by reference the salary 
requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  
The new minimum salary requirement will be $634.62  
per week as of January 1,  2019.  Salary is only one factor 
in determining whether a worker is exempt from overtime 
under federal or state law.  The duties of each worker must 
be considered as part of this analysis. Failure to adhere to 
both requirements—meeting the duties test and the  
weekly salary threshold—will result in violations of both 
federal or state law or of one jurisdiction or the other 
depending on the discrepancies in the laws.
Statements to Employees 
Every employer shall give to each employee with the 
payment of wages a statement clearly showing the date  
of the pay period, hours worked, total earnings and  
itemized deductions.
Employers shall keep, for three years, accurate records of 
hours worked and wages paid to all employees.
The Department of Labor enforces state wage and hour 
laws. Employers with questions about the law may call  
207-623-7900 or may visit the department’s webpage. 
Minimum Wage Guidance
Overtime Guidance
*Note: Maine employers may also be covered under the  
federal Fair Labor Standards Act. For more information,  
contact the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Office  
at 603-666-7716.
Minimum Wage
Under Maine labor laws, any business operating in the 
state with one employee is automatically covered by 
state law. This includes all public and private employers 
regardless of profit or size. Effective January 1, 2019, the 
minimum wage in Maine is $11 per hour.
Municipal Minimum Wage Ordinances 
Employers with employees who work in Bangor  
and/or Portland or any other municipality that passes 
a local minimum wage ordinance, may be subject to 
additional regulations and should check with municipal 
Service Employee 
A service employee is someone who regularly receives 
more than $30 a month in tips. As of January 1, 2019, 
employers must pay a direct wage of at least $5.50 per 
hour to service employees. If the employee’s direct wage 
combined with earned tips do not average, on a weekly 
basis, the state required minimum wage, the employer 
must pay the difference. 
Unless specifically exempted, employees must receive 
overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 40 in a 
workweek at a rate not less than time and one-half their 
regular rates of pay.  Employers have the right to allow or 
deny overtime, but if overtime is worked, it must be paid 
in accordance with state requirements. Compensatory or 
“comp” time cannot be used by private-sector employers, 
although private-sector employers can allow employees 
to flex their time within the workweek (but not the pay 
period if the pay period is longer than a seven day cycle 
in the workweek).

Other Maine Labor Law Posters 5 PDFS

There are an additional twelve optional and mandatory Maine labor law posters that may be relevant to your business. Be sure to also print all relevant state labor law posters, as well as all mandatory federal labor law posters.

Poster Name Poster Type
Mandatory Workers' Compensation Poster Workers Compensation Law
Mandatory Whistleblower's Protection Act Poster Whistleblower Law
Mandatory Maine Employment Security Act Poster Unemployment Law
Mandatory Minimum Wage Poster Minimum Wage Law
Mandatory Regulation of Employment Poster General Labor Law Poster

View all 13 Maine labor law posters

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