Letter to the editor: To ensure that Maine workers get paid for OT work, support L.D. 402

Portland Press Herald

The system, as it is, encourages abuse by employers. Raising the minimum compensation requirement would end corporations gaming the system. The Maine Center for Economic Policy states that half of Maine’s salaried workers, who work unpaid overtime, don’t have supervisory or managerial roles. L.D. 402 would guarantee that Maine workers would be protected from the Trump administration’s proposal, which would prevent 28,000 more Maine workers from being compensated for their overtime work.

Click here to read the full letter to the editor, first published March 4, 2020, in the Portland Press Herald.