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…

KMA’s Angela Hansen Guests on “Fast Forward Maine” Podcast

Angela Hansen, KMA Consultant, recently sat down with Rich Brooks and Yuri Nabokov, of the Fast Forward Maine Podcast, to talk about what Maine businesses need to know about HR. Here’s some of what they touch on:

Do you need a handbook? (hint: yes). How a strong onboarding process can …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…

Form I-9 with August 31 Expiration – New Version Coming

The most recent version of Form I-9, dated 7/17/17, has an expiration date of August 31, 2019. The Department of Homeland Security notes on their website that a new version will be issued soon. In the meantime, employers can continue using the 7/17/17 version of the form with the August …read more…