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Maine Paychecks: What you need to know

Wages includes compensation paid to such employee including the reasonable cost of board or lodging an employer furnishes to an employee (ME Rev. Stat. Tit. 26 Sec. 629-A,Sec. 663 ).
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The payment of wages or salary must be made at the rate previously established by the employer, except that the employer may decrease the rate of pay, effective the next working day, if the employer gives notice to all affected employees before the change. This requirement does not apply when an employer has temporarily increased an employee's wage rate to comply with the prevailing wage requirements and is returning the employee to the employee's regular wage rate as long as the employer is in compliance with all posting and notice provisions of the applicable prevailing wage law.
Changes of rates of pay made under a collective bargaining agreement are exempt from this requirement. Family members of the employer and bona fide executive, administrative, and professional employees who earn an annual salary of at least 3,000 times the minimum wage are also not covered by the pay reduction notice requirement.
Wages must be paid in full at regular intervals not to exceed 16 days (ME Rev. Stat. Tit. 26 Sec. 621-A). Each payment must include wages earned to within 8 days of the payday. An employer that has more frequent paydays may not increase the interval without giving employees at least 30 days' notice of the change.
Family members of the employer and bona fide executive, administrative, and professional employees who earn an annual salary of at least 3,000 times the minimum wage are exempt from the 16-day requirement.
An employee who is absent on payday must be paid on demand.

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