Enhance Enforcement of Employment Laws

Last updated: Jul 20, 2021

Details about this bill
Category: Wage and Labor
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Senator Troy Jackson, Senate 35 - York County
Session: 130
Bill #: LD 1711



UPDATE: This bill was vetoed and the veto was sustained. The bill is dead.


President Jackson of Aroostook would provide for a right of a whistleblower alleging a violation of certain labor laws to bring a private enforcement action on behalf of the State and in the name of the State after providing notice to the Attorney General, the Department of Labor or the Maine Human Rights Commission, depending on which law has been claimed to be violated. This bill had its public hearing on Friday and drew some notable opposition.