Portland, Maine Local Minimum Wage for 2019, 2020
While Maine's state minimum wage is $12.00 per hour, Portland has set its own, higher minimum wage rate that applies to employees of all companies who work within Portland. A minimum wage increase is currently scheduled in Portland, but until the effective date of TBD the state minimum wage rate of $12.00 will apply.
Because Portland has a higher minimum wage rate than the one set by Maine or the Federal government, the higher local minimum wage rate takes precedence and must be paid to all employees covered by the local minimum wage regulation.
Keep in mind that Maine and the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act both define various minimum wage exemptions and other labor laws that may apply to employees in Portland. You can find more information about Maine's minimum wage and labor laws on this site.
Other Local Minimum Wage Rates in Maine
In addition to Portland, there are other localities in Maine that have passed municipal minimum wage legislation. The following is a table of other Maine localities with established minimum wage laws.
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