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Protecting Job Applicants from Identity Theft On April 22, 2019, Maine Governor Janet Mills signed legislation (H.P. 229) to protect job applicants from identity theft. Beginning January 1, 2020, an employer may not request a Social Security number from a prospective employee on an employment application or during the application process except for substance abuse…

Pay Equity On April 12, 2019, Maine Governor Janet Mills signed legislation (S.P. 90) regarding pay equality. Under the act: Evidence of unlawful employment discrimination includes, but is not limited to, an employer’s inquiring, either directly or indirectly, about the compensation history of a prospective employee (applicant) from the applicant, the applicant’s current or former…

Employment Security Act Poster In March 2019, the Maine Bureau of Unemployment Compensation updated its mandatory Employment Security Law poster. This poster is designated to notify individuals of their right to file unemployment benefit claims, and must be posted by every Maine employer. See the poster Portland Minimum Wage Poster Updated The City of Portland,…

Temporary Layoffs, Unemployment, and Work Search On July 9, 2018, the governor’s veto of H.P. 491 was overridden by the state’s House and Senate to create an exemption from the eligibility requirements for unemployment benefits. Under the exemption, any otherwise eligible individual who is temporarily laid off by an employer, with a definite recall date,…

Portland Minimum Wage On July 1, 2018, the minimum wage in Portland, Maine increases to $10.90 per hour. The city released a letter notifying employers of the increase and a new minimum wage poster. Read the city’s letter to employers and see the poster Human Trafficking Awareness Signs Required for Certain Businesses On May 2,…