KMA Welcomes Harold Skelton to the Team

For more than 15 years Harold Skelton served as Vice President, Human Resources, for a Maine-based industrial construction firm. His responsibilities included recruiting and hiring a skilled construction workforce, managing day-to-day employment issues, overseeing safety and compliance on construction worksites, negotiating construction contracts, and providing advice about contractual and workplace …read more…

Happy Fourth of July from KMA!

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.

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Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave – What Employers of MA Workers Need to Know

by Rhoda McVeigh, KMA Consultant

In mid-2018, Massachusetts (MA) passed the MA Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) regulations, which will be one of the most generous paid family and medical leave programs in the nation. PFML creates an insurance program administered by the MA Department of Family …read more…