Tag: Maine Human Rights Act

Workplace Discrimination: Decoding The Maine Human Rights Act

When making any employment decision, whether it’s to hire, fire, promote, or demote an employee, each and every employer in Maine must be aware of the Maine Human Rights Act. See 5 M.R.S. § 4551-4634. The Maine Human Rights Act (“MHRA” or “the Act”) is Maine’s own anti-discrimination law. The MHRA prohibits discrimination based on …

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More New Employment-Related Legislation: Pregnancy and Noncompete Agreements

As an update to the Lunch and Learn last week, two additional pieces of legislation have been enacted. The first, LD 666:  An Act to Protect Pregnant Workers, amends the Maine Human Rights Act to add a section requiring accommodation for pregnancy-related conditions, which is defined as a “known limitation of an employee’s ability to …

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New Maine Legislation: An Act Regarding Pay Equality

The business community is well aware that there are many proposed and pending pieces of legislation that would affect the workplace setting. One of those, An Act Regarding Pay Equality, has already passed. This law, which was signed into law by the Governor on April 12, amends both the general employment laws and the Maine …

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