Maine Bans Salary History Inquiries

In an effort to further reduce the gender pay gap, Maine has joined a growing number of states and municipalities that have banned salary history inquiries. The state amended the Maine Human Rights Act, which already included pay equity provisions, to include the...

Breaking Down Employee Breaks

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers generally do not have to provide short breaks or lunch periods to employees. However, the Act places restrictions on employers who choose to provide them. The FLSA also has guidelines for dealing with sleep time and...

ME & MA Labor Law Poster Updates

There have been recent updates to posting requirements in Maine and Massachusetts. These posting changes are summarized below. To stay in compliance with these recent changes, all businesses in Maine and Massachusetts with at least one employee on payroll must display...