Support Maine's Employers and Encourage Employers To Hire Young Workers

Last updated: Jun 18, 2017

Details about this bill
Category: Wage and Labor
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Senator Andre Cushing, Senate 33 - York County
Session: 128
Bill #: LD 1609

Position:

Monitoring.

Summary:

This bill reduces increases to the minimum wage and provides a minimum wage of $11 per hour starting January 1, 2021. The bill eliminates the annual cost-of-living adjustment to the minimum wage and reinstates the tip credit at 50% of the state minimum wage. The bill allows employers to pay a training or youth wage subject to certain conditions including the training or youth wage's meeting or exceeding the federal minimum wage established under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. The bill changes the description of certain salaried employees who are exempt from the limits on mandatory overtime. The bill changes the description of certain salaried employees who are exempt from the laws governing minimum wages. The bill changes the definitions of "automobile mechanic," "automobile parts clerk," "automobile service writer" and "tip" in the laws governing minimum wages. The bill amends the laws governing service charges in the minimum wage laws.