Resources to help employers maintain a safe, efficient workplace. Stay up to date on the rules and regulations for employment in Maine today.
Click here for the Chamber’s list of area businesses that are currently hiring.
CAREER CENTER – DEPT of LABOR
www.mainecareercenter.gov (General CareerCenter services for employers and jobseekers)
https://www.maine.gov/labor/labor_laws/index.html (Labor laws and advice, required workplace posters, etc.)
HEALTH & SAFETY
https://www.safetyworksmaine.gov/ (Workplace health & safety information from the State of Maine, including training classes and free workplace inspections)
https://www.maine.gov/labor/cwri/ (Data, facts & figures, and other economic and labor market information from Maine Dept. of Labor)
ON-SITE SAFETY AND HEALTH CONSULTATION – MAINE DEPT. OF LABOR
A safety and health audit by an experienced occupational safety and health professional can help you identify hazards and reduce or eliminate the risk of injuries and illnesses. At your request, and at no cost to you, a SafetyWorks! consultant can visit your workplace and help you make it safer and healthier for workers. SafetyWorks! is not OSHA and cannot issue fines or citations.
A SafetyWorks! professional can come to your workplace and help you:
- Recognize safety hazards
- Sample for air and noise exposures
- Reduce or eliminate hazards
- Develop or improve a safety program
- Comply with OSHA regulations
- Identify training needs
To request a confidential on-site consultation, call SafetyWorks! Customer Service toll-free at 1-877-SAFE-345 (1-877-723-3345) or visit www.safetyworksmaine.gov
MINIMUM WAGE POSTER
Here is a copy of the new Minimum Wage poster which describes the wage law that goes into effect Jan.1, 2022.
Poster: Minimum Wage 2022
This must be posted where your employees can easily see it, and is one of many legally required Labor Law posters. Please note that all necessary posters are available at no cost, and you never need to pay for them. It is OK to print off black & white copies, too.
To locate all legally required Maine Labor Law posters, go to this location: https://www.maine.gov/labor/labor_laws/index.html and click on the link under the heading Wage & Hour, that says Maine Labor Posters.
FMI, contact David Grima, Employment and Training Specialist at Maine Department of Labor – David.M.Grima@Maine.gov