KMA Compliance Alert: Salary and Minimum Wage Increases Effective January 1, 2020

As we start the new year, federal and state changes will take effect and mean new minimum wage and salary increases for 2020.

On the federal level, an overtime rule mandates that employees exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) be paid a minimum of $684 …read more…

DOL Releases Final Overtime Rule, Effective January 1, 2020

(from the 24 Hour HR Support Center)

The Department of Labor has announced the new minimum salary for certain exempt white-collar employees. The final rule is very close to the proposed rule we reported on in March. The new minimums will take effect January 1, 2020.

Exempt Executive, Administrative, …read more…

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.

Employers …read more…

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…