Wage and Hour Violations - 2021

(Information last updated 01-06-2022)

The Maine Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division enforces employment laws, such as the timely and full payment of wages, recordkeeping, overtime, tips, child labor, and more. The following summarizes workplace violations that include the assessment of monetary penalties and actions taken by the Division in 2021, and if steps have been taken by the employers to comply.

For more information on Maine’s employment laws, visit: https://www.maine.gov/labor/labor_laws/wagehour.html

As a means to accomplish future compliance with Maine’s labor laws, the Department may offer settlement agreements with certain employers in cases where violations have been found. Each agreement has specific terms relative to the types of violations found. The agreements remain in effect for a period of two to three years. In the event of any breach of the Settlement Agreement, the Department may enforce the entire amount of the penalties originally assessed, along with penalties for any additional violations subsequent to the date of the Agreement.

The Department may pursue additional enforcement action against employers who remain out of compliance and have not paid penalties assessed.

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Wage Violation Information - 2021

City/Town: Auburn

  • Statute: 621-A Timely and Full Payment of Wages
    • No. of Violations: 3
    • Penalty Assessed: $450.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: $148.11
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 622 Records
    • No. of Violations: 11
    • Penalty Assessed: $1,100.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 53 Additional Penalties
    • No. of Violations: 14
    • Penalty Assessed: $1,400.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Citation Letter (PDF)

City/Town: Waterboro

  • Statute: 621-A Timely and Full Payment of Wages
    • No. of Violations: 2
    • Penalty Assessed: $300.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: $1,122.00
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 622 Records
    • No. of Violations: 2
    • Penalty Assessed: $200.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 665 Pay Statement
    • No. of Violations: 12
    • Penalty Assessed: $600.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Citation Letter (PDF)

City/Town: Bethel

  • Statute: 621-A Timely and Full Payment of Wages
    • No. of Violations: 6
    • Penalty Assessed: $900.00
    • Penalty Paid: Yes
    • Back Wages Owed: $96.00
    • Back Wages Paid: $96.00
  • Statute: 664(2) Tips
    • No. of Violations: 1
    • Penalty Assessed: $50.00
    • Penalty Paid: Yes
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 664(3) Overtime
    • No. of Violations: 6
    • Penalty Assessed: $450.00
    • Penalty Paid: Yes
    • Back Wages Owed: $63.72
    • Back Wages Paid: $63.72
  • Citation Letter (PDF)
  • Settlement Agreement (PDF)

City/Town: Bradford

  • Statute: 772 Minors under 18 years of age; hazardous employment
    • No. of Violations: 1
    • Penalty Assessed: $375.00
    • Penalty Paid: Yes
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Citation Letter (PDF)

City/Town: All locations in Maine

  • Statute: 774 Hours of Employment
    • No. of Violations: 375
    • Penalty Assessed: $9,150.00
    • Penalty Paid: Yes
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Citation Letter (PDF)
  • Settlement Agreement (PDF)

City/Town: West Paris

  • Statute: 622 Records
    • No. of Violations: 4
    • Penalty Assessed: $400.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Citation Letter (PDF)

City/Town: Pittsfield

  • Statute: 643 Transportation of Workers
    • No. of Violations: 2
    • Penalty Assessed: $200.00
    • Penalty Paid: Yes
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Citation Letter (PDF)

City/Town: Augusta

  • Statute: 621-A Timely and Full Payment of Wages
    • No. of Violations: 208
    • Penalty Assessed: $20,800.00
    • Penalty Paid: Yes
    • Back Wages Owed: $813.95
    • Back Wages Paid: $2,441.85
      • Includes Liquidated Damages Paid: $1,627.90
  • Statute: 774 Hours of Employment
    • No. of Violations: 48
    • Penalty Assessed: $12,000.00
    • Penalty Paid: Yes
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Citation Letter (PDF)
  • Settlement Agreement (PDF)

City/Town: Gardiner

  • Statute: 621-A Timely and Full Payment of Wages
    • No. of Violations: 4
    • Penalty Assessed: $1,100.00
    • Penalty Paid: Yes
    • Back Wages Owed: $1,207.25
    • Back Wages Paid: $1,207.25
  • Citation Letter (PDF)

City/Town: Westbrook

  • Statute: 621-A Timely and Full Payment of Wages
    • No. of Violations: 1
    • Penalty Assessed: $100.00
    • Penalty Paid: Yes
    • Back Wages Owed: $110.82
    • Back Wages Paid: $110.82
  • Citation Letter (PDF)

City/Town: All locations in Maine

  • Statute: 621-A Timely and Full Payment of Wages
    • No. of Violations: 9
    • Penalty Assessed: $1,687.50
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: $25,820.56
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 622 Records
    • No. of Violations: 37
    • Penalty Assessed: $6,937.50
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 53 Additional Penalties
    • No. of Violations: 48
    • Penalty Assessed: $4,800.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Citation Letter (PDF)

City/Town: Buxton

  • Statute: 621-A Timely and Full Payment of Wages
    • No. of Violations: 3
    • Penalty Assessed: $450.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: $2,434.37
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 622 Records
    • No. of Violations: 11
    • Penalty Assessed: $1,100.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 664 Overtime Rate
    • No. of Violations: 16
    • Penalty Assessed: $800.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 665 Pay Statement
    • No. of Violations: 77
    • Penalty Assessed: $3,850.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Citation Letter (PDF)

City/Town: Van Buren, Presque Isle, Caribou

  • Statute: 26 MRS  §621-A Timely and Full Payment of Wages
    • No. of Violations: 15
    • Penalty Assessed: $1,500.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: $6,088.04
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 622 Records
    • No. of Violations: 8
    • Penalty Assessed: $800.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 53 Additional Penalties
    • No. of Violations: 23
    • Penalty Assessed: $2,300.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Citation Letter (PDF)

City/Town: Swanville

  • Statute: 621-A Timely and Full Payment of Wages
    • No. of Violations: 2
    • Penalty Assessed: $300.00
    • Penalty Paid: Yes
    • Back Wages Owed: $324.00
    • Back Wages Paid: $324.00
  • Statute: 665 Pay Statement
    • No. of Violations: 2
    • Penalty Assessed: $300.00
    • Penalty Paid: Yes
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 621-A Timely and Full Payment of Wages
    • No. of Violations: 2
    • Penalty Assessed: $400.00
    • Penalty Paid: Yes
    • Back Wages Owed: $833.83
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 664 Overtime Rate
    • No. of Violations: 1
    • Penalty Assessed: $50.00
    • Penalty Paid: Yes
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 665 Pay Statement
    • No. of Violations: 1
    • Penalty Assessed: $100.00
    • Penalty Paid: Y
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Citation Letter (PDF)
  • Citation Letter (PDF)

City/Town: Brewer

  • Statute: 621-A Timely and Full Payment of Wages
    • No. of Violations: 2
    • Penalty Assessed: $200.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: $1,050.00
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 772 Minors under 18 years of age; hazardous employment
    • No. of Violations: 10
    • Penalty Assessed: $3,750.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Citation Letter (PDF)

City/Town: South Paris

  • Statute: 621-A Timely and Full Payment of Wages
    • No. of Violations: 219
    • Penalty Assessed: $21,900.00
    • Penalty Paid: Yes
    • Back Wages Owed: $60,726.39
    • Back Wages Paid: $66,799.03
      • Includes Liquidated Damages Paid: $6,072.64
  • Statute: 622 Records
    • No. of Violations: 358
    • Penalty Assessed: $35,800.00
    • Penalty Paid: Yes
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 664 Overtime Rate
    • No. of Violations: 234
    • Penalty Assessed: $11,700.00
    • Penalty Paid: Yes
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 774 Hours of Employment
    • No. of Violations: 1
    • Penalty Assessed: $250.00
    • Penalty Paid: Yes
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Citation Letter (PDF)
  • Settlement Agreement (PDF)

City/Town: Manchester

  • Statute: 621-A Timely and Full Payment of Wages
    • No. of Violations: 135
    • Penalty Assessed: $13,500.00
    • Penalty Paid: Yes
    • Back Wages Owed: $6,531.16
    • Back Wages Paid: $13,062.32
      • Includes Liquidated Damages Paid: $6,531.16
  • Statute: 622 Records
    • No. of Violations: 913
    • Penalty Assessed: $91,300.00
    • Penalty Paid: Yes
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 664 Overtime Rate
    • No. of Violations: 270
    • Penalty Assessed: $13,500.00
    • Penalty Paid: Yes
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Citation Letter (PDF)
  • Settlement Agreement (PDF)

City/Town: Rangeley

  • Statute: 621-A Timely and Full Payment of Wages
    • No. of Violations: 1
    • Penalty Assessed: $50.00
    • Penalty Paid: Yes
    • Back Wages Owed: $3,175.62
    • Back Wages Paid: $3,175.62
  • Statute: 664 Overtime Rate
    • No. of Violations: 1
    • Penalty Assessed: $100.00
    • Penalty Paid: Yes
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 672 Unfair Contracts
    • No. of Violations: 1
    • Penalty Assessed: $100.00
    • Penalty Paid: Yes
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 775 Work Permits
    • No. of Violations: 1
    • Penalty Assessed: $250.00
    • Penalty Paid: Yes
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Citation Letter (PDF)

City/Town: All locations in Maine

  • Statute: 621-A Timely and Full Payment of Wages
    • No. of Violations: 76
    • Penalty Assessed: $7,600.00
    • Penalty Paid: Yes
    • Back Wages Owed: $2,039.00
    • Back Wages Paid: $4,079.72
      • Includes Liquidated Damages Paid: $2,039.86
  • Statute: 664(3) Overtime
    • No. of Violations: 84
    • Penalty Assessed: $4,200.00
    • Penalty Paid: Yes
    • Back Wages Owed: $877.60
    • Back Wages Paid: $1,755.20
      • Includes Liquidated Damages Paid: $877.60
  • Citation Letter (PDF)
  • Settlement Agreement (PDF)

City/Town: Stillwater

  • Statute: 621-A Timely and Full Payment of Wages
    • No. of Violations: 29
    • Penalty Assessed: $5,437.50
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: $3,521.00
    • Back Wages Paid: $3,521.72
  • Statute: 665 Pay Statement
    • No. of Violations: 6
    • Penalty Assessed: $300.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Citation Letter (PDF)

City/Town: Coburn Gore

  • Statute: 872 (2-A) Notification
    • No. of Violations: 1
    • Penalty Assessed: $5,000.00
    • Penalty Paid: Yes
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Citation Letter (PDF)

City/Town: Presque Isle

  • Statute: 621-A Timely and Full Payment of Wages
    • No. of Violations: 79
    • Penalty Assessed: $11,850.00
    • Penalty Paid: Yes
    • Back Wages Owed: $12,039.68
    • Back Wages Paid: $12,039.68
  • Citation Letter (PDF)
  • Settlement Agreement (PDF)

City/Town: Augusta

  • Statute: 621-A Timely and Full Payment of Wages
    • No. of Violations: 63
    • Penalty Assessed: $12,600.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: $26,682.46
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 664 Overtime Rate
    • No. of Violations: 4
    • Penalty Assessed: $400.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 53 Additional Penalties
    • No. of Violations: 63
    • Penalty Assessed: $6,500.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Citation Letter (PDF)
  • Cease Operations Order (PDF)

City/Town: Buxton

  • Statute: 621-A Timely and Full Payment of Wages
    • No. of Violations: 9
    • Penalty Assessed: $900.00
    • Penalty Paid: Yes
    • Back Wages Owed: $1,910.00
    • Back Wages Paid: $1,910.00
  • Statute: 665 Pay Statement
    • No. of Violations: 8
    • Penalty Assessed: $400.00
    • Penalty Paid: Yes
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Citation Letter (PDF)

City/Town: Yarmouth

  • Statute: 621-A Timely and Full Payment of Wages
    • No. of Violations: 1
    • Penalty Assessed: $100.00
    • Penalty Paid: Yes
    • Back Wages Owed: $100.00
    • Back Wages Paid: $100.00
  • Citation Letter (PDF)

City/Town: Calais

  • Statute: 621-A Timely and Full Payment of Wages
    • No. of Violations: 1
    • Penalty Assessed: $100.00
    • Penalty Paid: Yes
    • Back Wages Owed: $38.70
    • Back Wages Paid: $38.70
  • Statute: 622 Records
    • No. of Violations: 5
    • Penalty Assessed: $500.00
    • Penalty Paid: Yes
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 672 Unfair Contracts
    • No. of Violations: 1
    • Penalty Assessed: $50.00
    • Penalty Paid: Yes
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 775 Work Permits
    • No. of Violations: 1
    • Penalty Assessed: $250.00
    • Penalty Paid: Yes
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Citation Letter (PDF)
  • Settlement Agreement (PDF)

City/Town: Newburgh

  • Statute: 621-A Timely and Full Payment of Wages
    • No. of Violations: 103
    • Penalty Assessed: $10,300.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: $1,635.48
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 622 Records
    • No. of Violations: 99
    • Penalty Assessed: $9,900.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 665 Pay Statement
    • No. of Violations: 15
    • Penalty Assessed: $750.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 53 Additional Penalties
    • No. of Violations: 217
    • Penalty Assessed: $20,950.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Citation Letter (PDF)

City/Town: Mechanic Falls

  • Statute: 621-A Timely and Full Payment of Wages
    • No. of Violations: 1
    • Penalty Assessed: $100.00
    • Penalty Paid: Yes
    • Back Wages Owed: $174.54
    • Back Wages Paid: $174.54
  • Citation Letter (PDF)

City/Town: Saco

  • Statute: 772 Minors under 18 years of age; hazardous employment
    • No. of Violations: 1
    • Penalty Assessed: $250.00
    • Penalty Paid: Yes
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 774 Hours of Employment
    • No. of Violations: 40
    • Penalty Assessed: $550.00
    • Penalty Paid: Yes
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 775 Work Permits
    • No. of Violations: 1
    • Penalty Assessed: $250.00
    • Penalty Paid: Yes
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Citation Letter (PDF)
  • Settlement Agreement (PDF)

City/Town: York

  • Statute: 621-A Timely and Full Payment of Wages
    • No. of Violations: 7
    • Penalty Assessed: $700.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: $4,557.00
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 622 Records
    • No. of Violations: 32
    • Penalty Assessed: $3,200.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 663 (5) Wages
    • No. of Violations: 1
    • Penalty Assessed: $50.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 665 Pay Statement
    • No. of Violations: 7
    • Penalty Assessed: $350.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Citation Letter (PDF)

City/Town: Jackman

  • Statute: 872 (2-A) Notification
    • No. of Violations: 1
    • Penalty Assessed: $5,000.00
    • Penalty Paid: Yes
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Citation Letter (PDF)
  • Settlement Agreement (PDF)