Maine Poster Changes

Child Labor Law
The law now also protects people under the age of 18 in agricultural jobs. Instead of listing particular occupations for the restriction of age groups, conditions are now in place:
"... occupations declared hazardous and jeopardize their health, well-being or educational opportunities" for 14 and 15 year olds.
"... not in hazardous jobs" for 16 and 17 year olds.
The express notification that minors under the age of 14 are not allowed to work in most businesses has been removed. Since the new layout does not include any guidelines for this age group, it may be assumed this is still true. In any case, contact the Bureau of Labor Standards for more information. Contact information is included on the notice.
Effective date: July, 2017

Minimum Wage
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The Maine Minimum Wage poster has been updated to reflect an increase to the minimum wage rate. The minimum wage increased from $7.50 per hour to $9.00 per hour effective January 7, 2017. The poster was also updated with minimum wage requirements for overtime exempt employees.
Effective Date: January, 2017

Unemployment Insurance
The Maine Unemployment Insurance poster has been updated to reflect that individuals filing for unemployment benefits are required by law to be registered wit the Maine JobLink.
Effective Date: January, 2017

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