July 1 Minimum Wage Changes

On July 1 minimum wage will be changing in multiple cities and multiple states. There are also a few other changes that happen to be landing on July 1. Depending on where you are, this could have major changes in your business. Read on for the full breakdown of all the changes we know are coming so far.    State Posters Minimum Wage Rates already set for July 1 New

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Maine Updates Employment Security (Unemployment) Notice

Maine’s Department of Labor has just issued an update to the Employment Security notice, which has a revision date of 3/2019. The notice provides information for full- and part-time workers related to filing for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. Employment Security Update New Info for Aliens No, we’re not talking about extraterrestrial beings! The “Aliens” section of the notice has new information for workers who are not U.S. citizens. The agency

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Minimum Wage in Portland, Maine—What Employers Need to Know

From January 1, 2019, through June 30, 2019, employers in the City of Portland, Maine must pay their employees the state minimum wage of $11.00 per hour. In accordance with the City of Portland’s Minimum Wage Ordinance, whenever the state minimum wage is equal to or higher than the city minimum wage, employers must pay their employees the state wage. We recommend that Portland employers make sure the state Minimum

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Maine Releases 2019 Minimum Wage Notice

On January 1, 2019, employers in Maine—the only state with a one-syllable name—must pay their employees an increased minimum wage rate. Our Maine poster featuring the new 2019 Minimum Wage notice will soon be shipped out to customers in The Pine Tree State. 2019 Minimum Wage Requirements Minimum Wage Increase All public and private businesses in Maine with one or more employees must pay a minimum wage rate of $11.00

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Q&A: New Human Trafficking Notice for Maine

Q: Is Maine’s new Human Trafficking notice a required posting for all employers? A: The Maine Department of Labor has informed us that the Human Trafficking notice that is on the state’s Required Posters list is only a mandatory posting for employers in certain industries. These include the following locations: Department of Labor career centers Offices that provide services under the Governor’s Jobs Initiative Program Hospitals and other facilities that

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Minimum Wage on the Rise in Portland, Maine

Did you know that the City of Portland has the distinction of being the largest city in Maine? A favorite spot for tourists, foodies, and those who enjoy boating, Portland is also the birthplace of two famous writers, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Stephen King. But I digress… Details of the Updated Minimum Wage What you really need to know is that effective July 1, 2018, employers who operate a business

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City & County Minimum Wage Ordinances Leaving State Laws in the Dust

Over the past couple of years, there has been an upsurge in the number of municipalities that have passed minimum wage ordinances with higher rates than the state minimum wage laws. As a result, the number of mandatory city and county labor law posters has increased significantly. As of 2018, a total of 35 cities and/or counties in the following states have instituted minimum wage laws that include a workplace

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Minimum Wage Update and More on Maine’s Poster

Earlier this fall we reported that on January 1, 2018, employees in Maine will receive another increase in the minimum wage. Our Research Department is happy to report that Maine’s 2018 minimum wage notice has just been released. However, employers in Maine should be aware that the Department of Labor has made changes to the state’s notice about computer operator safety, which will appear on our January 1, 2018, poster.

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Maine’s Minimum Wage Set to Increase January 1, 2018

On January 1, 2018, the “Maine” event for employees in the state will be another increase in the minimum wage. As 2017 draws to a close, our Research Department will be watching closely for the updated poster. Minimum Wage Requirements Annual Increases Maine’s minimum wage will increase to $10.00 per hour on January 1, 2018, followed by another annual increase of $1.00 in 2019, until the wage reaches $12.00 on

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An Update to Maine’s Child Labor Laws Means a New Poster Is Required

The State of Maine just updated its Child Labor Laws notice, which has a revision date of 7/17. Read on to see what changes have been made by the Department of Labor. Updates to the Notice The Child Labor Laws now provide protections for people under the age of 18 in both agricultural and nonagricultural jobs. Prior to this update, only nonagricultural jobs were included. While 14- and 15-year-olds may

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