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…

How to Make Meetings with Remote Employees Effective

(from the 24 Hour HR Support Center)

Even with video conferencing and messaging apps, fully involving remote employees in team and company meetings remains a challenge. There may be no replacing the experience of being physically in the room, but you can take steps to make these meetings more productive …read more…

When Employment Is Impersonal, Courtesy Goes Out the Door

(from the 24 Hour HR Support Center)

In December, The Washington Post reported on an odd, eyebrow-raising phenomenon in the working world: employees are “ghosting” their employers. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, ghosting is an unfortunately common practice in the dating scene. It occurs when someone …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…