Summary of Labor Laws


The following links provide information and resources concerning Maine employment laws, many of which are enforced by the Maine Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division.

Child Labor

Substance Use Testing

Earned Paid Leave

Employment Leave for Victims of Violence

Equal Pay

Family Medical Leave

Final Payment of Wages

Foreign Workers

Independent Contractors

Minimum Wage & Overtime

Prevailing Wage on State Construction Projects

Rest Breaks


Severance Pay

Sexual Harassment

Unfair Agreements

The Wage and Hour Division also:

Title 26 Chapter 7 Maine laws governing employment practices

New Hire Reporting is a process by which you, as an employer, report information on newly-hired employees to us within 7 days of the date of hire.