Maine Free Printable General Labor Law Poster Posters Maine Regulation of Employment Poster Poster Required

The Regulation of Employment Poster is a general labor law poster 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 protections employees have while working in Maine as well as when and how often wages must be paid to employees. This poster also contains information on severance pay, rest breaks, family medical leave, and leaving to care for family. In addition, there is also listed on this poster where to get more information on regulations of employment.

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Time of Payment
Employees must be paid in full at least every 16 days.  Employees 
must be notified of any decrease in wages or salary at least one day 
prior to the change.
Payment of Wages
Employees who leave a job must be paid in full on the next payday or 
within two weeks, whichever is earlier. Any vacation pay earned is due 
at the same time.
Severance Pay
Businesses that have 100 or more employees at a single location may 
have to provide severance pay to employees if that business location 
closes or has a mass layoff.
Unfair Agreement
Employers cannot require that an employee pay for losses such as 
broken merchandise, bad checks, or bills not paid by customers, nor 
for special uniforms and certain tools of the trade. 
Rest Breaks
Most employees must be offered a 30-minute paid or unpaid rest 
break after 6 hours of work.
Nursing mothers must be provided with unpaid break time or be 
permitted to use their paid break or meal time to express milk. The 
employer must make reasonable efforts to provide a clean room or 
location, other than a bathroom, where the milk can be expressed.
Family Medical Leave
An employee who has worked for the last 12 months at a workplace 
with 15 or more employees can have leave for up to 10 paid or unpaid 
weeks in 2 years for: 
	◆ Birth or adoption of a child or domestic partner’s child;
	◆  Serious illness of the employee or immediate family member, 
including domestic partner;
  ◆	Organ donation;
  ◆	Death or serious health condition of the employee’s spouse, 
domestic partner, parent or child if it occurs while the spouse, 
domestic partner, parent or child is on active duty;
  ◆	Serious illness or death of a sibling who shares joint living and 
financial arrangements with the worker.(Federal family medical leave is different. Call 603-666-7716 for more 
Leave for Victims of Violence, Assault, Sexual Assault or Stalking
Must be allowed upon request if an employee (or a child, parent or 
spouse of an employee) is a victim of violence, assault, sexual assault 
or stalking or any act that would support an order for protection 
under Title 19-A M.R.S.A., c. 101 and the employee needs the time to:
 ◆	Prepare for and attend court proceedings; or
  ◆ Receive medical treatment; or
  ◆ Obtain necessary services to remedy crisis.
Leave to Care for Family
If the employer’s policy provides for paid time off, the employee must 
be allowed to use up to 40 hours in a 12-month period to care for an 
immediate family member who is ill.
Mandatory Overtime
Most employers may not require employees to work more than 80 
hours of overtime in any consecutive 2-week period. A nurse who has 
worked 12 consecutive hours may not be disciplined for refusing to 
work additional hours and must be allowed at least 10 hours off after 
working 12 hours. ( There are exceptions to this law.)
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. 
At-Will Employment - Under Maine law, an at-will employee 
may  be  terminated  for  any  reason  not  specifically  prohibited 
by law. In most instances, you are an at-will employee unless 
you are covered by a collective bargaining agreement or other 
contract that limits termination. If you have questions about at-
will employment, contact your human resources department or 
the Bureau of Labor Standards .
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.
This poster describes some important parts of the laws.  A copy of 
the actual laws or formal interpretations may be obtained from 
the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Standards, by calling 
(207) 623-7900.  ( The laws are also on the Bureau’s web site.)
This poster is provided at no cost by the Maine Department of Labor and may be copied.
rev.  11/15
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
Regulation of Employment
For more information, contact:
Maine Department of Labor
Bureau of Labor Standards  45 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0045 
located at: 45 Commerce Drive 
Telephone:  207-623-7900 
TTY users call 
Maine Relay 711.  
Web site:  Email: [email protected]

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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