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…

Child Labor and Overtime Rule Updates

KMA wants you to be aware of two updates on the compliance front: one for Maine employers that utilize child labor, and a second related to the Federal exempt employee overtime rule.

Maine Child Labor Law Changes

The state has adopted the following changes, that went into effect August …read more…

REMINDER: City Of Portland Minimum Wage Increase July 1

Portland Minimum Wage July 1

On July 1, 2018, the minimum wage for the City of Portland will increase to $10.90 per hour.

Employers who have “a place of business” within the City of Portland must pay every employee “who performs work” for the employer “within the municipal limits of the City” a minimum wage …read more…