Balance Maine's Minimum Wage for Small and Large Employers

Last updated: May 14, 2019

Details about this bill
Category: Wage and Labor
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Representative Joel Stetkis, House 105
Session: 129
Bill #: LD 830




This bill establishes a minimum hourly wage for small employers that is less than the minimum hourly wage for large employers. Beginning October 1, 2019, for an employer with fewer than 50 full-time employees in Maine, the minimum hourly wage is established at $10; the minimum hourly wage for an employer of at least 50 full-time employees in Maine remains at $11 until January 1, 2021, when it increases to $12. This bill also delays the indexing of the minimum hourly wage for cost-of-living adjustments by one year until 2022.