Department of Labor Offering Classes for Employers in Bangor on July 31 Bookmark and Share

July 22, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 22, 2014

Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, 207-621-5009

Space is available for two employment law courses in Bangor on July 31

AUGUSTA—The Maine Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Standards is taking its no-charge courses for employers on the road to the greater Bangor area this month.

“We want to make it convenient for employers to learn about what they need to do to comply with the law. We know it is hard on small businesses when staff have to travel for training,” said Paul R. LePage. “When employers know how to do the right thing, it makes their business a better place to work. That helps all Mainers.”

These courses are held at no-charge to the employer and are designed for small business owners and staff who have responsibility for managing human resources or payroll functions.

The popular course that educates employers and the public about regulations governing the workplace, “Laws Governing Workplace Rights,” will be held at the Bangor CareerCenter, 45 Oak Street, Suite 3 in Bangor on July 31. The first class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the other from 1:30 to 5 p.m.

This course covers wage and hour laws, including minimum wage, overtime, youth employment, severance pay, equal pay, leave requirements (family medical leave and domestic violence) and break requirements. It addresses commonly asked employment-related questions and offers participants an opportunity to ask questions. The course also includes a discussion of employer services offered by the CareerCenters.

Employers interested in registering for either course can learn more and register at http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/index.php?topic=Safetyworks_Classes&v=ListAll . Space is limited so reservations are required.

The Bureau of Labor Standards is Maine’s regulatory agency overseeing labor and employment law and workplace safety; it provides both consultation and enforcement services. The division promotes and achieves compliance with labor standards to protect and enhance the welfare of Maine’s workforce.

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