Maine Hours Worked




Hours worked

Maine’s minimum wage law does not address when an employee’s time must be counted as hours worked for calculating wages. Because Maine’s minimum wage law does not address hours worked, the standards set forth by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act related to hours worked would likely apply.

Workweek

Maine’s minimum wage law does not address what constitutes a workweek. Because Maine’s minimum wage law does not address workweek, the standards set forth by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act related to workweek would likely apply.




Waiting time

Maine’s minimum wage law does not address when employers must count employee waiting time as hours worked for purposes of minimum wage and overtime requirements. The standards set forth by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act related to waiting time may provide reasonable guidance.



On-call time

Maine’s minimum wage law does not address when employers must count employee on-call time as hours worked for purposes of minimum wage and overtime requirements. The standards set forth by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act related to on-call time may provide reasonable guidance.



Sleeping time

Maine’s minimum wage law does not address when employers must count employee sleeping time as hours worked for purposes of minimum wage and overtime requirements. The standards set forth by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act related to sleeping time may provide reasonable guidance.



Travel time

Maine’s minimum wage law does not address when employers must count employee travel time as hours worked for purposes of minimum wage and overtime requirements. The standards set forth by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act related to travel time may provide reasonable guidance.



Meeting, lecture, and training time

Maine’s minimum wage law does not address when employers must count time spent by employees at meeting, lecture, and training as hours worked for purposes of minimum wage and overtime requirements. The standards set forth by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act related to meeting, lecture, and training time may provide reasonable guidance.



Show up or reporting time

Maine law does not require employers to pay employees for reporting or showing up to work if no work is performed. An employer is also not required to pay an employee a minimum number of hours if the employer dismisses the employee from work prior to completing their scheduled shift. Employers are only required to pay employees for hours actually worked.