Proposals to beef up Maine’s wage and overtime laws head to floor

During a public hearing last week, supporters said the rules are needed to deter employees from breaking labor laws. Advocates cited a study by the Maine Center for Economic Policy that found employers that broke wage and hour laws in the state paid an average penalty of just $9.61 per violation from 2021 to 2023, which they said is not enough to deter bad behavior.

Click here to read the full story, first published February 15, 2024 in News from the States.