Sections
Subchapter 1 Conditions for Employment 591 – 600
Subchapter 1-A Hours of Employment 601 – 604
Subchapter 1-B Employment Agencies 611 – 613
Subchapter 1-C Employee Social Media Privacy 615 – 619
Subchapter 2 Wages and Medium of Payment 621-A – 639
Subchapter 2-A Employment Standards in the Forestry Industry and Farming 641 – 646
Subchapter 3 Minimum Wages 661 – 673
Subchapter 3-A Substance Use Testing 681 – 690
Subchapter 4 Employment of Women and Children 771 – 786
Subchapter 4-B Sexual Harassment Policies 806 – 807
Subchapter 4-C Firefighter or Emergency Medical Services Person; Absence From Work 809
Subchapter 4-D Search and Rescue Volunteers; Absence From Work 810
Subchapter 5 Leave Relating to Reserve Training or Military Service 811 – 814
Subchapter 5-A Leave of Absence as Legislator 821 – 830
Subchapter 5-B Protection of Employees Who Report or Refuse to Commit Illegal Acts 831 – 840
Subchapter 6 Employee Trusts 841
Subchapter 6-A Family Medical Leave Requirements 843 – 848
Subchapter 6-B Employment Leave for Victims of Violence 850
Subchapter 7 Strikebreakers 851 – 856
Subchapter 9 Foreign Laborers; Logging 871 – 873
Subchapter 10 Employment During Extreme Public Health Emergency 875
Subchapter 11 Veteran Preference 876 – 878
Subchapter 12 Human Trafficking Awareness Signs 879

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 26 > Chapter 7 - Employment Practices

  • Activity and use limitations: means restrictions or obligations created under this chapter with respect to real property. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 3002
  • Adult: means a person who has attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Agency: means the department or any legal successor or any other state or federal agency that determines or approves the environmental response project pursuant to which the environmental covenant is created. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 3002
  • Aggregate amount of investments: means the aggregate value of those investments as determined in accordance with statutory accounting principles pursuant to section 901-A and any rules adopted under that section. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 1110
  • Airmobile: means any vehicle propelled by mechanical power that is designed to travel upon a cushion of air on or within 2 feet of the water or land surface of the earth. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • Allocation: means the privilege of taking a specified number of passengers per day on whitewater trips on a particular river, as specified annually. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 12901
  • Alpine tundra: means high-elevation, treeless areas beyond the timberline that are dominated by low herbaceous or shrubby vegetation and, specifically, areas that are designated as alpine tundra by the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry by rule pursuant to Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • Alternative: means a substitute process, product, material, chemical, strategy or combination of these that serves a functionally equivalent purpose to a chemical in a children's product. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1691
  • Alternative: means a substitute process, product, material, chemical, strategy or a combination of these that serves a purpose functionally equivalent to that of a priority toxic chemical used by a commercial and industrial facility. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 2322
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Antique snowmobile: means a snowmobile more than 25 years old that is registered as an antique snowmobile under section 13104, subsection 5. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Applicant: means an applicant for employment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 615
  • Applicant: includes any person using an employment agency's services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 682
  • Aquatic plant: means a plant species that requires a permanently flooded freshwater habitat. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • arsenic-treated wood: means lumber, timber, piles, poles, posts, plywood, shakes, shingles or other wood or forest products intended for outdoor use that have been pressure treated to reduce decay with a wood preservative containing inorganic arsenic or inorganic arsenic compounds, including, but not limited to, chromated copper arsenate, commonly referred to as "CCA" or similar arsenic-based wood-preserving chemical mixtures. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1681
  • ATV: includes , but is not limited to, a multitrack, multiwheel or low-pressure tire vehicle; a motorcycle or related 2-wheel, 3-wheel or belt-driven vehicle; an amphibious machine; or other means of transportation deriving motive power from a source other than muscle or wind. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • Automobile graveyard: includes an area used for automobile dismantling, salvage and recycling operations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3752
  • Automobile mechanic: means a person who is primarily engaged in the servicing of automobiles or trucks as an employee of an establishment primarily engaged in the business of selling automobiles or trucks to the ultimate purchaser, as long as the person's annual compensation exceeds 3,000 times the state minimum hourly wage or the annualized rate established by the United States Department of Labor under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, whichever is higher, except when the employee is paid by the employer on an hourly basis. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 663
  • Automobile parts clerk: means a person employed for the purpose of and primarily engaged in requisitioning, stocking and dispensing automobile parts as an employee of an establishment primarily engaged in the business of selling automobiles or trucks to the ultimate purchaser, as long as the person's annual compensation exceeds 3,000 times the state minimum hourly wage or the annualized rate established by the United States Department of Labor under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, whichever is higher, except when the employee is paid by the employer on an hourly basis. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 663
  • Automobile recycling business: means the business premises of a dealer or a recycler licensed under Title 29-A, sections 851 to 1112 who purchases or acquires salvage vehicles for the purpose of reselling the vehicles or component parts of the vehicles or rebuilding or repairing salvage vehicles for the purpose of resale or for selling the basic materials in the salvage vehicles, as long as 80% of the business premises specified in the site plan in section 3755-A, subsection 1, paragraph C is used for automobile recycling operations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3752
  • Automobile salesperson: includes a person who is primarily engaged in assisting in the financing and providing of insurance products to the ultimate purchaser. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 663
  • Automobile service writer: means a person employed for the purpose of and primarily engaged in receiving, analyzing and referencing requests for service, repair or analysis of motor vehicles as an employee of an establishment primarily engaged in the business of selling automobiles or trucks to the ultimate purchaser, as long as the person's annual compensation exceeds 3,000 times the state minimum hourly wage or the annualized rate established by the United States Department of Labor under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, whichever is higher, except that "automobile service writer" does not include an employee who is paid by the employer on a hourly basis. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 663
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Beverage: means beer, ale or other drink produced by fermenting malt, spirits, wine, hard cider, wine coolers, soda or noncarbonated water and all nonalcoholic carbonated or noncarbonated drinks in liquid form and intended for internal human consumption, except for unflavored rice milk, unflavored soymilk, milk and dairy-derived products. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 3102
  • Beverage container: means a bottle, can, jar or other container made of glass, metal or plastic that has been sealed by a manufacturer and at the time of sale contains 4 liters or less of a beverage. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 3102
  • Board: means the Advisory Board for the Licensing of Taxidermists established by Title 5, section 12004?I, subsection 23-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 12952
  • Bow: means the forward half of a watercraft. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • Brand: means a name, symbol, word or mark that identifies a product, rather than its components, and attributes the product to the owner of the brand. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1771
  • Bureau: means the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Standards. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 642
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Chemical: means a substance with a distinct molecular composition or a group of structurally related substances and includes the breakdown products of the substance or substances that form through decomposition, degradation or metabolism. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1691
  • Chemical of concern: means a chemical identified by the department pursuant to section 1693. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1691
  • Chemical of high concern: means a chemical identified by the department pursuant to section 1693-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1691
  • Chemical of low concern: means a chemical for which adequate toxicity and environmental data are available to determine that it is not a chemical of high concern, a chemical of concern, a chemical of potential concern or a chemical of unknown concern. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1691
  • Chemical of potential concern: means a chemical identified by an authoritative governmental entity on the basis of credible scientific evidence as being suspected of causing an adverse health or environmental effect listed in section 1693, subsection 1. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1691
  • Chemical of unknown concern: means a chemical for which insufficient data are available to classify it as a chemical of high concern, a chemical of concern, a chemical of potential concern or a chemical of low concern. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1691
  • Civil forfeiture: The loss of ownership of property used to conduct illegal activity.
  • Coastal management: means the planning, development, conservation and regulation of coastal resource use by Federal, state, regional and local governments. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1802
  • Coastal resources: means the coastal waters of the State and adjacent shorelands, their natural resources and related marine and wildlife habitat that together form an integrated terrestrial, estuarine and marine ecosystem. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1802
  • Code of Federal Regulations: means the Code of Federal Regulations as of January 1, 2008. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 642
  • Commercial: means for financial compensation or other remuneration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 12901
  • Commingling agreement: means an agreement between 2 or more initiators of deposit allowing the beverage containers for which they have initiated deposits to be commingled by dealers and redemption centers, as described in section 3107. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 3102
  • Commission: means the Maine Human Rights Commission described in Title 5, chapter 337, subchapter II. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 806
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 452
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Education or the commissioner's designee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Environmental Protection. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 3102
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Common interest community: means a condominium, cooperative or other real property with respect to which a person, by virtue of the person's ownership of a parcel of real property, is obligated to pay property taxes or insurance premiums or for maintenance or improvement of other real property described in a recorded covenant that creates the common interest community. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 3002
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Confirmation test: means a 2nd substance use test that is used to verify the presence of a substance indicated by an initial positive screening test result and is a federally recognized substance use test or is performed through the use of liquid or gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 682
  • Confirmed positive result: means a confirmation test result that indicates the presence of a substance above the cutoff level in the tested sample. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 682
  • Consumer: means an individual who purchases or accepts food or beverages for use or consumption. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1571
  • Consumer: means an individual who purchases a beverage in a beverage container for use or consumption. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 3102
  • Consumer product: means any item sold for residential or commercial use, including any component parts and packaging, that is sold for:  
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1691
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • covenant: means a servitude arising under an environmental response project and documented in a recordable instrument that imposes activity and use limitations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 3002
  • Covered entity: means a household in this State, a business or nonprofit organization in this State exempt from taxation under the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, Section 501(c)(3) that employs 100 or fewer individuals, an elementary school in this State or a secondary school in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1771
  • Covered establishment: includes , but is not limited to:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1571
  • Cowling: means the forward or rear portion of a snowmobile, usually of fiberglass or similar material, surrounding the motor and clutch assembly. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • Credible scientific evidence: means the results of a study, the experimental design and conduct of which have undergone independent scientific peer review, that are published in a peer-reviewed journal or publication of an authoritative federal or international governmental agency, including but not limited to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, National Toxicology Program, Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the United States Environmental Protection Agency; the World Health Organization; and the European Union, European Chemicals Agency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1691
  • De minimis level: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1691
  • Dealer: means a person who sells, offers to sell or engages in the sale of beverages in beverage containers to a consumer, including, but not limited to, an operator of a vending machine containing beverages in beverage containers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 3102
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Demonstrated use: means for a given outfitter for a given river the average number of passengers carried on the 10 Saturdays or Sundays with greatest use during the year. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 12901
  • Department: means the Department of Labor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 806
  • Department: means the Department of Environmental Protection. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 3102
  • Department: means the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Disposable food service container: includes service ware for take-out foods, packaged meat, eggs, bakery products and leftovers from partially consumed meals prepared by covered establishments. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1571
  • Distributor: means a person who sells consumer products to retail establishments on a wholesale basis. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1691
  • Distributor: means a person who engages in the sale of beverages in beverage containers to a dealer in this State and includes a manufacturer who engages in such sales. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 3102
  • Division: means the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Division of Licensing, Registration and Engineering. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • Domestic partner: means the partner of an employee who:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 843
  • Domicile: means the place where a person's true, fixed and permanent home is located. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 10001
  • Dwelling: means any building used as a permanent residence or place of domicile. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 13001
  • Employee: means any person whether appointed, elected or under contract, providing services for the State, county, municipality or other political subdivision, for which compensation is paid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 891
  • Employee: means every person who may be permitted, required or directed by any employer in consideration of direct or indirect gain or profit, to engage in any employment;  
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  • Employee: means an individual who provides services or labor for an employer for wages or other remuneration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 615
  • Employee: means a person who is permitted, required or directed by any employer to engage in any employment for consideration of direct gain or profit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 682
  • Employee: means any person engaged to work on a steady or regular basis, whether full-time or part-time, by an employer located or doing business in the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 806
  • Employee: includes school personnel and a person employed by the State or a political subdivision of the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 832
  • Employee: means any person who may be permitted, required or directed by an employer in consideration of direct or indirect gain or profit to engage in any employment but does not include an independent contractor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 843
  • Employee benefits: means all benefits, other than salary and wages, provided or made available to employees by an employer and includes group life insurance, health insurance, disability insurance and pensions, regardless of whether benefits are provided by a policy or practice of an employer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 843
  • Employer: means an individual, partnership, association, corporation, legal representative, trustee, receiver, trustee in bankruptcy and any common carrier by rail, motor, water, air or express company doing business in or operating within the State; and