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Payroll Maine, Unique Aspects of Maine Payroll Law and Practice
The Maine State Agency that oversees the collection and reporting of State income taxes deducted from payroll checks is:
This information must be reported within 7 days of the hiring or rehiring.
The information can be sent as a W4 or equivalent by mail, fax or electronically.
There is a written warning penalty then a 0 per month penalty for a late report in Maine.
The Maine new hire-reporting agency can be reached at 207-287-2886 or on the web at http://state.me.us/dhs/bfi/dser/New_Hire.htm.
Maine does allow compulsory direct deposit but the employee's choice of financial institution must meet federal Regulation E regarding choice of financial institutions.
Maine requires the following information on an employee's pay stub:
Maine requires that employee be paid in intervals of not more than 16 days; less frequently for FLSA-exempt employees.
Maine requires that the lag time between the end of the pay period and the payment of wages to the employee not exceed eight days.
Maine payroll law requires that involuntarily terminated employees must be paid their final pay earlier of next regular payday or 14 days after demand for payment and that voluntarily terminated employees must be paid their final pay earlier of next regular payday or 14 days after demand for payment or by mail if employee requests it.
There is no provision in Maine law concerning paying deceased employees.
Escheat laws in Maine require that unclaimed wages be paid over to the state after one year.
The employer is further required in Maine to keep a record of the wages abandoned and turned over to the state for a period of 10 years.
Maine payroll law mandates no more than 50% of minimum wage may be used as a tip credit.
In Maine the payroll laws covering mandatory rest or meal breaks are only that all employees must have 30 minutes rest after six hours of work.
Maine statute requires that wage and hour records be kept for a period of not less than three years. These records will normally consist of at least the information required under FLSA.
The Maine agency charged with enforcing Child Support Orders and laws is:
Division of Support Enforcement
Department of Human Services
11 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Maine has the following provisions for child support deductions:
Please note that this article is not updated for changes that can and will happen from time to time.
About the Author: Charles J. Read, CPA has been in the payroll, accounting and tax business for 30 years,