Maine Limits Salary History Inquiries

Maine joins Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Vermont in limiting inquiries into salary history of candidates for employment. Governor Janet Mills signed An Act Regarding Pay Equality on April 12, 2019 which will become effective in September.

Requirements regarding equal pay have been part of Maine law since 1965. Under this …read more…

It’s Back! New Overtime Rule to Increase Minimum Exempt Salary

Remember a few years ago when we had a new overtime rule that was halted at the 11th hour? Get ready for round two, only this time at a lower salary rate.

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and this new proposal …read more…

Pay Equity: Trends and Compliance

Equal pay laws on both the federal and state level have been around for some time, starting with the Federal Equal Pay Act of 1963.

In the past few years, we have seen a renewed focus on this area to close the pay gap on the basis of gender or …read more…

The DOL’s Guidelines on Breaks

(from the KMA HR Support Center)

The Department of Labor considers any break under 20 minutes to be for the benefit of the employer, and therefore those breaks must be paid. However, unauthorized extensions of authorized breaks do not need to be counted as hours worked if the employer has …read more…