The current minimum wage is $12.15.
On January 1, 2022, the minimum wage will begin increasing based on the cost of living increase for the prior year.
The minimum wage for tipped employees is currently $5.50.
Employers are allowed to establish a required tip pooling or sharing agreement as long as it complies with the federal Fair Labor Standards Act’s regulations.
Non-exempt employees must be paid an overtime rate of 1 ½ times the regular rate of pay for hours worked in excess of 40 in one workweek.
The federal overtime rule stipulates that the minimum salary requirement for administrative, professional, and executive exemptions is $684 per week, or $35,568 per year.
Maine does not require employers to provide meal breaks.
Employers must give employees who work 6 hours an unpaid rest break of 30 minutes if there are at least 3 people on duty.
Employers can negotiate with their employees for more or less breaks, but it should be put in writing.