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Current Legislation in Maine

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Maine State Legislature: http://legislature.maine.gov/

LD 455 - An Act to Give the State the Sole Authority to Establish a Minimum Wage and Hazard Pay With Certain Exceptions

Issue: Minimum Wage

This measure preempts the regulation of minimum wages to the state, and provides exceptions.

This measure prohibits a municipality from enacting an ordinance governing the minimum hourly wage paid by an employer or requiring adjustments to the minimum hourly wage for hazard pay. The measure provides an exception to the prohibition that allows a municipality to regulate the minimum hourly wage and hazard pay of municipal employees.