Maine Whistleblower's Protection Act Poster Required
The Whistleblower's Protection Act Poster is a labor law posters 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. It describes the protection whistleblowers have from their employers and how to report violations, unsafe conditions or practices or illegal acts in the workplace. Employers are required to fill out the contact information should a violation under the Whistleblower's Protection Act occur.
ME All-In-One Labor Poster: Instead of printing out dozens of posters, employers can also purchase an all-in-one poster that covers both Maine and Federal poster requirements by clicking here .
It is illegal for your boss to fire you, threaten you, retaliate against you or treat you differently because: 1. You reported a violation of the law; 2. You are a healthcare worker and you reported a medical error; 3. You reported something that risks someone’s health or safety; 4. You have refused to do something that will endanger your life or someone else’s life and you have asked your employer to correct it; or 5. You have been involved in an investigation or hearing held by the government. You are protected by this law ONLY if: 1. You tell your boss about the problem and allow a reasonable time for it to be corrected; or 2. You have good reason to believe that your boss will not correct the problem. To report a violation, unsafe condition or practice or an illegal act in your workplace, contact: ( This information should be filled in by the employer) Maine Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Standards 45 State House Station Augusta, Maine 04333-0045 207-623-7900 TTY users call Maine Relay 711. Web site: www.maine.gov/labor/bls Email: [email protected] For more information or to file a complaint under this law, contact: The Maine Human Rights Commission 51 State House StationAugusta, Maine 04333 Tel: (207) 624-6290 TTY users call Maine Relay 711 www.Maine.gov/mhrc The following agencies may provide useful information on workplace safety and labor laws: U.S. Department of Labor/OSHA 40 Western Avenue Augusta, Maine 04330 Tel: (207) 626-9160 www. osha.gov U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division P.O. Box 554 Portland, Maine 04112 Tel: (207) 780-3344 www. dol.gov (Name) (Title) (Location or Phone) rev. 11/15 Whistleblower’s Protection Act Maine Law (Title 26 M.R.S.A. § 839) requires every employer to place this poster in the workplace where workers can easily see it. This poster is provided at no cost by the Maine Department of Labor and may be copied. Protection of Employees Who Report or Refuse to Commit Illegal Acts This poster describes some important parts of the law. A copy of the actual law 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.) Bureau of La bor St andards
Other Maine Labor Law Posters 4 PDFS
There are an additional thirteen 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.
- Original poster PDF http://www.maine.gov/labor/posters/whistleblowerprotection.pdf , updated December 2019
- Maine Labor Law Posters at http://www.maine.gov/labor/posters/
- Maine Department Of Labor
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