Maine Notices (Posting) laws & HR compliance analysis

Maine Notices (Posting): What you need to know

Maine requires that all employers post several notices in the workplace informing employees of their rights and obligations under various employment laws. The notices must be placed conspicuously and in enough places to be seen easily by employees as they enter and exit the workplace and, in some cases, where they can be seen by applicants for employment, as well.
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Many required workplace posters can be downloaded at http:/maine.gov/labor.
Overview. Detailed discussion is provided below on selected, broadly applicable state employment poster and notice requirements.
Please note that additional poster and notice requirements and best practices may apply, particularly in industrial workplaces, healthcare and educational facilities, and other workplaces with unique or specific needs.
Child labor. Employers must post a notice summarizing the labor laws related to the employment of minors (ME Rev. Stat. Tit. 26 Sec. 42-B).
Discrimination. If required by the state upon a finding of discriminatory conduct, employers must post a summary of the Human Rights Act (ME Rev. Stat. Tit. 5 Sec. 4566). Employers may also voluntarily choose to display this poster.
Domestic violence. Employers may post an optional notice informing workers about Maine's labor laws relating to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking (ME Rev. Stat. Tit. 26 Sec. 850).
Equal pay. Employers may post an optional notice of the state's Equal Pay Law (ME Rev. Stat. Tit. 26 Sec. 628).
Human trafficking. Effective August 2, 2018, certain establishments must post a notice regarding human trafficking. Businesses required to post include:
• Maine Department of Labor career centers;
• An office that ...

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