Create the Maine Family First Employer Program

Last updated: Mar 3, 2019

Details about this bill
Category: General Business
Status: In Committee
Sponsor: Senator Erin Herbig, Senate 11 - Waldo County
Session: 129
Bill #: LD 1051

Position:

Monitoring.

Summary:

This bill creates the Maine Family First Employer Program under the Department of Labor to award employers that create family-friendly workplaces by providing, for all full-time employees, advancement and leadership opportunities; the same pay rates for similar work; stipends or assistance for child care; paid leave for the birth or adoption of a child and medical care for employees or family members of employees; flexible work accommodations for other family obligations; and health insurance and retirement plan options. The awards are presented by the Governor and come with a logo that a designated employer may use for promotional purposes.