Maine Labor Law Posters

Employers are required to display both state and federal labor and employment posters. This means that employers must post certain notices in their workplaces so employees have access to information about the applicable labor laws. These posters, also known as workplace postings or workplace compliance posters, can be downloaded for free from our website.


Posting Requirements

The type of posters you are required to post will be determined by:

  • The nature of your business
  • The number of employees
  • The primary language spoken by your employees
  • Whether you employ people with disabilities
  • Whether you employ minors

All notices must be posted in a conspicuous place so that they can be seen and read by employees. Failure to post notices can result in stiff penalties and possible fines. 

Don't forget to visit our federal poster page to see if you require additional federal posters specific to your organization.

The posters you are required to post also depends on which city you have employees in. Below is a list of cities that require additional labor law posters to fulfill these requirements.

Mandatory for All Maine Employers

Regulation of Employment

The “Regulation of Employment” Poster describes important parts of Maine labor laws, including regulations regarding time of payment, payment of wages, rest breaks, family medical leave, and leave for victims of violence, assault, sexual assault, or stalking.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All ME Employers.

Minimum Wage

Maine’s “Minimum Wage” Poster describes the Maine minimum wage under Maine labor laws. It also provides resources for employers to fully understand the law.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All ME Employers.

Workers’ Compensation

Maine’s “Workers’ Compensation” Poster applies to dates of injury occurring on and after January 1st, 2020. Maine law requires employers to provide workers' compensation insurance for their employees in case of injury on the job.

The bulk of the material is written in English, French, and Spanish, and at the bottom there's a statement in many languages that says interpreters are available.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All ME Employers.

Child Labor Laws

Maine’s “Child Labor Laws” Poster describes important parts of the child labor laws of the state of Maine, such as the restrictions for different age groups.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All ME Employers.

Whistleblower’s Protection Act

Maine’s “Whistleblower’s Protection Act” states that there is protection of employees who report or refuse to commit illegal acts.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All ME Employers.

Sexual Harassment

Maine’s “Sexual Harassment” Poster states that sexual harassment on the job is illegal. It also provides contact information for the Maine Human Rights Commission.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All ME Employers.

Video Display Terminals

Maine’s “Video Display Terminals” Poster states that every employer shall establish an education and training program for all operators. The Main Video Display Terminal (VDT) Law gives certain rights to people who use computers for work.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All ME Employers.

No Smoking

The state of Maine has prohibited smoking in all public places, workplaces, bars, and restaurants. Read about the exceptions to this rule in the Maine Statutes

Signs informing people of whether or not the area is smoking or non-smoking must be posted conspicuously in buildings where smoking is regulated in some way.

Required for: All ME Employers. 

Federally Mandated

Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law

Executive Order 11246 (E.O. 11246), also known as the “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” Poster prohibits certain Federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Additionally, it protects applicants and employees from discriminatory discipline, including firing, for asking about, discussing, or disclosing their pay or the pay of their co-workers. E.O. 11246 also requires covered government contractors to take affirmative action to ensure that equal opportunity is provided in all aspects of employment.

Post copies of the poster, supplement, and provision in conspicuous places available to employees, applicants for employment, and send to representatives of labor organizations with which there is a collective bargaining agreement.

Required for: All ME Employers.

[English] [Spanish] [Chinese] [Arabic]

Employee Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

The "Employee Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards" Poster establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in federal, state, and local governments. The FLSA requires employers to pay covered nonexempt employees a minimum wage of not less than $7.25 per hour.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All ME Employers.

Large Posters: [English] [Spanish] [Chinese] [Russian] [Thai] [Hmong] [Vietnamese] [Korean] [Polish]

Small Posters: [English] [Spanish]

Family and Medical Leave Act

The “Family and Medical Leave Act” entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees and applicants for employment can readily see it. It may also be posted electronically if all other requirements have been met, but the electronic posting can not replace the physical posters. 

Required for: All ME Employers.

[English] [Spanish]

Employee Polygraph Protection Act

The "Employee Polygraph Protection Act" (EPPA) generally prevents private sector employers from using lie detector tests, either for pre-employment screening or during the course of employment, with certain exceptions. Employers generally may not require or request any employee or job applicant to take a lie detector test, or discharge, discipline, or discriminate against an employee or job applicant for refusing to take a test.

EPPA excludes federal, state, and local government agencies from the Act's coverage, with respect to public employees. Lie detector tests may also be administered by the Federal Government to employees of Federal contractors engaged in national security intelligence or counterintelligence functions.  

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees and applicants for employment can readily see it.

Required for: All ME Employers.

[English] [Spanish]

USERRA - Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act

Employers are required to provide to persons entitled to the rights and benefits under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), a notice of the rights, benefits, and obligations of such persons and such employers under USERRA. 

Employers may provide the notice, "Your Rights Under USERRA", by posting it where employee notices are customarily placed. However, employers are free to provide the notice to employees in other ways that will minimize costs if the full text of the notice is provided (e.g., by handing or mailing out the notice, or distributing the notice via electronic mail).

Required for: All ME Employers.

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OSHA - Job Safety & Health Protection: It's the Law

The "Job Safety and Health: It’s the Law" Poster informs workers of their rights under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Employers in states operating OSHA-approved state plans should obtain and post the state’s equivalent poster.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All ME Employers.

[English] [Spanish] [Polish] [Portuguese]

Mandatory for Some Maine Employers

Occupational Safety & Health Regulations Poster

The “Occupational Safety and Health Regulations” Poster states that Maine has an Occupational Safety and Health Law that protects state, county, and municipal government employees from workplace safety and health hazards.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All ME Public Sector Employers.

Maine Employment Security Act Poster

The “Maine Employment Security Act” Poster notifies individuals of their rights regarding the filing of claims for unemployment benefits.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: ME Employers required to pay unemployment tax.

City of Portland Minimum Wage

The “City of Portland Minimum Wage” Poster provides details about Portland's minimum wage.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: Employers who have a physical location in Portland, ME.

This Organization Participates in E-Verify

The “This Organization Participates in E-Verify” Poster informs employees that this employer will provide the federal government with employees’ Form I-9 information to confirm that they are authorized to work in the U.S. 

This notice must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All ME Employers who participate in E-Verify.

[English/Spanish]

If You Have the Right to Work Don’t Let Anyone Take it Away

The “If You Have the Right to Work Don’t Let Anyone Take it Away” Poster from the Department of Justice informs employees that if they have the skills, experience, and legal right to work, their citizenship or immigration status shouldn’t merit discrimination in the workplace.

This poster also provides contact information for the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER).  

This notice must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All ME Employers who participate in E-Verify.

[English] [Spanish]

Mandatory Human Trafficking Posters

All ME Employers who are on the following list are required to display one of these posters in a public area:

  • A Department of Labor career center
  • An office that provides services under the Governor's Jobs Initiative Program under section 2031
  • A hospital or facility providing emergency medical services that is licensed under Title 22, section 1811
  • An eating and lodging place licensed under Title 22, chapter 562
  • An adult entertainment nightclub or bar, adult spa, establishment featuring strippers or erotic dancers or other sexually oriented business
  • A money transmitter licensed under Title 32, chapter 80, subchapter 1
  • A check-cashing business or foreign currency exchange business registered under Title 32, chapter 80, subchapter 2

Human Trafficking in America is Modern Day Slavery

Here are the language options for this poster:

[English] [Spanish]

Domestic Servitude

Here are the language options for this poster:

[English] [Spanish]

Forced Labor

Here are the language options for this poster:

[English] [Spanish]

Sex Trafficking

Here are the language options for this poster:

[English] [Spanish]

Recommended

Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law

Maine’s “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” Poster states that the Maine Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, religion, ancestry or national origin.

This is a recommended posting.

Maine Equal Pay Law

Maine’s “Equal Pay” Poster states that under Maine Law, employees are to be paid the same wages as employees of the opposite sex for work that is of a comparable nature in skill, effort, and responsibility.

This is a recommended posting.

Domestic Violence in the Workplace

The “Domestic Violence in the Workplace” Poster states that Maine laws protect victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in employment. It also provides contact information for many resources.

This is a recommended posting.

Maine Supports Nursing Moms

The “Maine Supports Nursing Moms” Poster describes employer responsibilities to accommodate nursing moms.

This is a recommended posting.

Social Media

The “Social Media” Poster states that employers in Maine will be restricted in their ability to access personal social media or email accounts (non-public information) of employees and applicants.

This is a recommended posting.

Service Animals

Maine’s “Service Dogs Welcome” Sign is a welcome sign for service dogs that employers can print out and put near the entrance of their establishment. It also states that no emotional support animals are allowed in the building.

This is a recommended posting.

Preventing Flu at Work

The “Preventing Flu at Work” Poster displays 5 simple steps to prevent flu at work.

This is a recommended posting.

IRS Withholding Notice

Publication 213, the “IRS Withholding Notice”, is a bulletin board poster advising workers to consider whether they need to file a new Form W-4 with their employer, including options that would affect that decision like marriage or divorce, changing your name, gaining or losing a dependent, or changes to your income. 

All Employers have the option to post this notice in a conspicuous area, but it is not required.

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