Maine Employment and Labor Law Updates 2022


December

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


November

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


October

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


September

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


August

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July

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


June

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


May

Nondisclosure Agreements in Employment

Bill

House Bill 711

Summary

Amends the law governing the provision of vacation pay on cessation of employment; under current law, on cessation of employment, if the terms of employment or established practice includes provisions for paid vacations, vacation pay has the same status as wages earned; provides that on cessation of employment all accrued vacation pay must be paid to the employee.

Enacted

05/12/2022

Effective Date

08/08/2022

Topics

Agreements: Non-disclosure; Employment_relations: Applicant, Current_employees, Intern, Prospective_employee; Prohibited_Practices: Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation


April

Vacation Time

Bill

House Bill 160

Summary

Amends the law governing the provision of vacation pay on cessation of employment; under current law, on cessation of employment, if the terms of employment or established practice includes provisions for paid vacations, vacation pay has the same status as wages earned; provides that on cessation of employment all accrued vacation pay must be paid to the employee.

Enacted

04/07/2022

Effective Date

06/29/2021

Topics

Leave_laws: Vacation; Wage_Payment: Accrued_leave, End_of_employment


Overtime Law

Bill

House Bill 443

Summary

Directs the Department of Labor to Educate Business and Nonprofit Communities on Overtime Laws.

Enacted

04/07/2022

Effective Date

06/29/2021

Topics

Employment_relations: Exempt_employee; Wage_and_Hour: Minimum_wage, Overtime


Enforcement Provisions of Earned Paid Leave

Bill

House Bill 1356

Summary

Amends the enforcement provisions of the law governing earned paid leave.

Enacted

04/07/2022

Effective Date

90 days after adjournment

Topics

Agreements: Collective_bargainin


Nondiscrimination Statutes

Bill

Senate Bill 624

Summary

Maintains consistency among nondiscrimination statutes.

Enacted

04/04/2022

Effective Date

08/08/2022

Topics

Prohibited_Practices: Age, Ancestral_origin, Disability, Discrimination, Familial_status, Gender_identity, Religion, Sexual_orientation


March

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


February

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


January

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.

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