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PAYMENT OF WAGES

(TITLE 26: LABOR AND INDUSTRY; CHAPTER 7 - EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES: SUBCHAPTER II: WAGES AND MEDIUM OF PAYMENT; SECTION 621-A)

The Maine Innkeepers Association was instrumental in changing in 1999 an antiquated law that required weekly pay in several industries, including lodging. Now, at regular intervals not to exceed 16 days, every employer must pay all wages earned by each employee. Each payment must include all wages earned to within 8 days of the payment date. An employee who is absent from work at a time fixed for payment must be paid on demand after that time. In addition, wages must be paid on an established day at regular intervals made known to the employee.

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Employees leaving employment must be paid in full on the next payday or within two weeks, whichever is earlier. Any vacation pay earned by company policy is due at the same time.

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Release Date: 1/28/2001 12:00:00 AM