Wage and Hour Violations - 2022

(Information last updated 07/06/2022)

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 2022, 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 - 2022

City/Town: Limestone

  • Statute: 621-A Timely and Full Payment of Wages
    • No. of Violations: 2
    • Penalty Assessed: $200.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: $51.00
    • Back Wages Paid: $51.00
  • Citation Letter (PDF)

City/Town: Lebanon

  • Statute: 591-A Employee misclassification
    • No. of Violations: 1
    • Penalty Assessed: $2,000.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 621-A Timely and full payment of wages
    • No. of Violations: 2
    • Penalty Assessed: $200.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: $785.00
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 622 Records
    • No. of Violations: 12
    • Penalty Assessed: $1,200.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 665 (1) Examination of records
    • No. of Violations: 2
    • Penalty Assessed: $100.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Citation Letter (PDF)

City/Town: Portland

  • Statute: 621-A Timely and Full Payment of Wages
    • No. of Violations: 2
    • Penalty Assessed: $200.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: $558.00
    • Back Wages Paid: $558.00
  • Citation Letter (PDF)

City/Town: West Paris

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

City/Town: Bangor and Newburgh

  • Statute: 621-A Timely and Full Payment of Wages
    • No. of Violations: 19
    • Penalty Assessed: $5,700.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: $17,429.75
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 622 Records
    • No. of Violations: 55
    • Penalty Assessed: $16,500.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 53 Additional Penalties
    • No. of Violations: 74
    • Penalty Assessed: $7,400.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Citation Letter (PDF)

City/Town: Boothbay Harbor

  • Statute: 621-A Timely and full payment of wages
    • No. of Violations: 16
    • Penalty Assessed: $2,400.00
    • Penalty Paid: -
    • Back Wages Owed: $16,962.86
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 664 (3) Overtime
    • No. of Violations: 30
    • Penalty Assessed: $1,500.00
    • Penalty Paid: -
    • Back Wages Owed: $7,526.93
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Citation Letter (PDF)
  • Appeal Decision (PDF)

City/Town: Van Buren

  • Statute: 621-A Timely and Full Payment of Wages
    • No. of Violations: 3
    • Penalty Assessed: $300.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: $1,795.50
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 622 Records
    • No. of Violations: 17
    • Penalty Assessed: $1,700.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 629 Unfair agreements
    • No. of Violations: 3
    • Penalty Assessed: $300.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 664 (1) Minimum Wage
    • No. of Violations: 3
    • Penalty Assessed: $150.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 774 Hours of Employment
    • No. of Violations: 14
    • Penalty Assessed: $3,500.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Citation Letter (PDF)

City/Town: Lewiston

  • Statute: 621-A Timely and Full Payment of Wages
    • No. of Violations: 11
    • Penalty Assessed: $1,100.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: $1,750.00
    • Back Wages Paid: $800.00
  • Statute: 622 Records
    • No. of Violations: 72
    • Penalty Assessed: $7,200.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 664 Overtime Rate
    • No. of Violations: 12
    • Penalty Assessed: $600.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 665 Statement
    • No. of Violations: 1
    • Penalty Assessed: $50.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • 626 Cessation of Employment
    • No. of Violations: 1
    • Penalty Assessed: $100.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Citation Letter (PDF)

City/Town: Brunswick

  • Statute: 621-A Timely and Full Payment of Wages
    • No. of Violations: 1
    • Penalty Assessed: $100.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: $1,018.72
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 622 Records
    • No. of Violations: 95
    • Penalty Assessed: $9,500.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Citation Letter (PDF)
  • Appeal Decision (PDF)

City/Town: Portland

  • Statute: 53 Additional penalties
    • No. of Violations: 99
    • Penalty Assessed: $7,750.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 591-A Employee misclassification
    • No. of Violations: 1
    • Penalty Assessed: $2,000.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 621-A Timely and Full Payment of Wages
    • No. of Violations: 17
    • Penalty Assessed: $1,700.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: $36,978.00
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 622 Records
    • No. of Violations: 39
    • Penalty Assessed: $3,900.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 665 (1) Examination of records
    • No. of Violations: 43
    • Penalty Assessed: $2,150.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Citation Letter (PDF)
  • Appeal Decision (PDF)

City/Town: Portland

  • Statute: 772 Minors under 18 years of age Hazardous employment
    • No. of Violations: 1
    • Penalty Assessed: $375.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 774 Hours of employment
    • No. of Violations: 8
    • Penalty Assessed: $2,000.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 775 Work Permit
    • No. of Violations: 16
    • Penalty Assessed: $4,000.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Citation Letter (PDF)

City/Town: Newburgh

  • Statute: 621-A Timely and Full Payment of Wages
    • No. of Violations: 3
    • Penalty Assessed: $3,750.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: $912.01
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 622 Records
    • No. of Violations: 8
    • Penalty Assessed: $10,000.00
    • 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: -
  • Statute: 53 Additional Penalties
    • No. of Violations: 11
    • Penalty Assessed: $5,500.00
    • Penalty Paid: No
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Citation Letter (PDF)

City/Town: Auburn

  • Statute: 53 Additional penalties
    • No. of Violations: 14
    • Penalty Assessed: $1,400.00
    • Penalty Paid: $1,400.00
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 621-A Timely and full payment of wages
    • No. of Violations: 3
    • Penalty Assessed: $300.00
    • Penalty Paid: $300.00
    • Back Wages Owed: $148.11
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Statute: 622 Records
    • No. of Violations: 11
    • Penalty Assessed: $1,100.00
    • Penalty Paid: $1,100.00
    • Back Wages Owed: -
    • Back Wages Paid: -
  • Citation Letter (PDF)