Federal Law Update: Redesigned Form W-4

(from the HR Support Center)

In the new year, employers will need to provide the redesigned Form W-4 to new employees and current employees who want to change their withholdings. Employees who have submitted Form W-4 in any year before 2020 are not required to submit a new form merely …read more…

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…

Building a Harassment-Free Workplace

KMA supports organizations in their efforts to build and sustain workplace cultures where all employees feel safe and valued—that’s what matters most when we talk about harassment-free workplaces. We recommend that every employee participate in annual Harassment Prevention Training because it sets up and reinforces clear expectations about conduct in …read more…

Maine Department of Labor Holding Listening Sessions for 2021 Paid Time Off Law

The Maine Department of Labor will be holding listening sessions this fall to gather input prior to writing rules around the new paid time off law that takes effect in 2021. Dates are noted in the press release below and employers can sign up for email updates. This is your …read more…