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May 3, 2016

No-Cost Courses for Employers on Complying with Employment Regulations

Category: Employment

If you haven't gone, it's time! Worth its weight in gold.

The Maine Department of Labor will offer sessions of its no-cost course that educate employers and the public about regulations governing the workplace. The Laws Governing Workplace Rights classes are taught by staff of the Wage and Hour Division of the Bureau of Labor Standards. This course is designed for human resource or benefits professionals, accountants, business owners, managers, or payroll supervisors. Labor laws can be complex. This seminar covers wage and hour laws, including minimum wage, overtime, youth employment, severance pay, equal pay, leave requirements (family medical leave, family sick leave, and domestic violence) and break requirements. The course also addresses commonly asked labor related questions. Class runs from 9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.

Here are the times and locations:

  • Springvale: Thursday, May 19, 9 a.m. to noon at York County CareerCenter, 9 Bodwell Court, Springvale 
  • Presque Isle: Tuesday, May 24, 9 a.m. to noon. Presque Isle CareerCenter, 66 Spruce Street, Suite 1, Presque Isle  
  • Augusta: Thursday, May 26, 9 a.m. to noon, SafetyWorks! Training Institute, Maine Department of Labor, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta 
  • Skowhegan: Tuesday, May 31, 9 a.m. to noon, Skowhegan CareerCenter, 98 North Avenue, Ste. 20, Skowhegan 
  • Lewiston: Thursday, June 2, 9 a.m. to noon, Lewiston CareerCenter, 5 Mollison Way, Lewiston 
  • Rockland: Wednesday, June 8, 9 a.m. to noon, Rockland CareerCenter, 91 Camden Street, Rockland 
  • Portland: Thursday, June 9, 9 a.m. to noon, Greater Portland CareerCenter, 151 Jetport Blvd., Portland 
  • Bangor: Wednesday, June 15, 9 a.m. to noon, Bangor CareerCenter, 45 Oak Street, Ste. 3, Bangor 
  • Wilton: Wednesday, June 22, 9 a.m. to noon, Wilton CareerCenter, 865 US Route 2E, Wilton


To register, call the Maine Department of Labor at (207) 623-7900 or click here and search for your class. Space is limited so reservations are required. 

This article is not legal advice but should be considered as general guidance in the area of employment and corporate law. Rebecca Webber is an employment attorney; others at the firm handle business and other matters. You can contact us at 784-3200 (telephone). Skelton, Taintor & Abbott is a full service law firm providing legal services to individuals, companies, and municipalities throughout Maine. It has been in operation since its founding in 1853.