What You Need To Know

Discover your rights and protections regarding wages, overtime, and employee classification. If you've faced unpaid overtime or workplace violations, contact Josephson Dunlap for expert representation and guidance.

Unravel the complexities of labor regulations and ensure fair treatment in your workplace.


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Maine Minimum Wage Laws

As of 2024, Maine's minimum wage is set at $13.80 per hour, indexed to increase annually based on the cost of living. This state-level initiative ensures that wages keep pace with economic conditions, providing a more stable financial environment for Maine workers


Meal & Rest Breaks

In Maine, employees are entitled to a 30-minute meal break after working for six consecutive hours, except in cases of emergency. This break is typically unpaid unless the employer agrees to compensate.

6 Years

Filing Claims

In Maine, the statute of limitations for wage and hour claims is six years from the time of the alleged violation. This means employees can file lawsuits to recover back wages up to six years after the incident occurred.


Maine Overtime Pay Laws

In Maine, employees must receive overtime pay of at least 1.5 times their regular rate for hours worked over 40 in a workweek. Employers cannot request that an employee works more than 80 hours of overtime in 2 consecutive weeks.

Retaliation laws

Protections for workers

A notable aspect of Maine's labor laws is the protection against retaliation for workers who assert their rights. Under a bill signed into law, the Maine Department of Labor and the Maine Attorney General have the authority to protect employees from employer retaliation when they exercise rights protected under employment practices[^1^][6].