Dept. of Labor Offering No-Cost Wage and Hour Compliance Assistance Workshops Bookmark and Share

April 9, 2019


Media Contact: Jessica Picard, 207-530-2065 or

Class registration 1-877-SAFE 345 (1-877-723-3345)

AUGUSTA--The Maine Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Standards is hosting a free Wage and Hour Compliance Assistance course for employers throughout the spring. Visit the class registration page at or call 1-877-SAFE 345 (1-877-723-3345) to register.

This workshop covers wage and hour laws, including recent changes in minimum wage, overtime, youth employment, severance pay, equal pay, leave requirements (family medical leave, family sick leave, and domestic violence), and break requirements. It also addresses commonly asked labor-related questions. Wage and Hour Compliance Assistance is designed for human resource or benefits professionals, accountants, business owners, managers, or payroll supervisors.

As an added benefit, the US Department of Labor will also be present to explain the federal child labor laws. This is a rare opportunity for attendees to hear from both regulatory agencies and learn firsthand of the differences between State and Federal laws. This is an interactive workshop where attendees will be able to ask questions and receive answers from both regulatory agencies.

The workshops run from 9 am to noon on the following dates and locations: - April 9, Lewiston Career Center, 5 Mollison Way, Lewiston - April 17, Bangor Career Center, 45 Oak Street, Suite 3, Bangor - April 24, Presque Isle Career Center, 66 Spruce Street, Suite 1, Presque Isle - May 7, Springvale Career Center, 9 Bodwell Court, Springvale - May 9, Rockland Career Center, 91 Camden Street, Ste. 201, Rockland - May 21, Port Resources, 280B Gannett Dr., South Portland - June 19, SafetyWorks Training Institute, 45 Commerce Dr., Augusta

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.

The Maine Department of Labor is committed to serving Maine workers and businesses by helping employers recruit and train a talented workforce, providing workers with skills needed to compete in our economy, assisting individuals when jobs are lost, aiding people with disabilities reach career goals, ensuring safe and fair workplaces for people on the job and providing research and analysis of employment data to support job growth.

Maine Department of Labor is an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available to individuals with disabilities upon request.