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Paying Employees in Maine

  • Maine 2022 Minimum Wage:

    • $12.75 per hour

    Maine Overtime Rules: 1.5 x’s the regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek

    Maine Paystub Requirements:

    • The date of the pay period
    • The hours
    • Total earnings 
    • Itemized deductions
    • If the record is provided in an electronic format the employer shall provide a method by which the employee may have ready access to the information and print it without cost to the employee.

    How often do you have to pay employees in Maine?

    • Employees must be paid at regular intervals no more than sixteen days apart. Payment must be within eight days of the pay period end date.  If the pay date falls on a non-work day the payment must be made no later than the following business day.

    When is an employee’s final check due in Maine?

    • Voluntary resignation – wages are due on the next scheduled payday or within two weeks of the employee’s demand, whichever is sooner.
    • Involuntary termination – wages are due on the next scheduled payday or within two weeks of the employee’s demand, whichever is sooner.

    Maine Withholding Tax 

    Maine Withholding Tax Registration

    Wages Subject to Maine Withholding

    • All wages earned in Maine by residents and nonresidents is subject to Maine withholding tax

    Maine Employee’s Withholding Exemption Certificate

    Reciprocity

    • None

    Maine Withholding Tax Due Dates

    • Due quarterly on the last day of the month following quarter end if withholding was $18,000 or less for preceding 12 months
    • Due semiweekly on Wed for wages paid previous Wed-Fri or Friday for wages paid Sat-Tues if withholding was $18,000 or more for preceding calendar year

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    Maine Unemployment Tax

    Maine Unemployment Tax Registration

    Maine Unemployment Tax Employer Liabilities

    • New employer rate: 2.24%
    • 2022 Wage Base: $12,000

    Maine Unemployment Tax Due Dates

    • Return and payment are due quarterly on the last day of the month following the end of the reporting period

    Maine New Hire Reporting

    • Use the New Hire Portal: https://portal.maine.gov/newhire to report new hires online
    • Division of Support Enforcement and Recovery New Hire Reporting Program
      11 State House Station
      Augusta, ME 04333-0011 
    • Fax: (207) 287-6882 

    Maine Child Support

    • Remit Maine Child Support payments online using the Maine Employer Portal website
    • Maine Division of Support Enforcement and Recovery State House
      Station 11
      Augusta, ME 04332-1098 

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