City of Portland Minimum Wage Increase, Effective July 1, 2019

by Leora Kirk, KMA Consultant

Beginning July 1, 2019, the minimum wage in Portland, Maine, will increase to $11.11 per hour which exceeds the state of Maine minimum wage of $11.00 per hour. The direct wage owed to tipped workers must be at least $5.50 per hour.

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Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave – What Employers of MA Workers Need to Know

by Rhoda McVeigh, KMA Consultant

In mid-2018, Massachusetts (MA) passed the MA Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) regulations, which will be one of the most generous paid family and medical leave programs in the nation. PFML creates an insurance program administered by the MA Department of Family …read more…

Maine Enacts Employee Paid Leave Law – Effective In 2021

Maine Governor Janet Mills signed an employee paid leave bill into law on May 28, 2019. Employers with over 10 employees for more than 120 days a calendar year will need to provide paid leave beginning January 1, 2021. Unlike other states with paid sick leave laws, this Maine law …read more…

Federal Law Alert: EEO-1 Reporting Requirements Finalized

(from the 24-Hour HR Support Center)

The hotly contested issue of what exactly needs to be filed for EEO-1 reporting this year has been resolved—at least for now. Pay data for both 2017 and 2018 must be reported to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by September 30, 2019. The …read more…