Effective January 1, 2020, employers in Maine are required to pay hourly employees the State of Maine minimum wage of $12.00 per hour. A direct wage of $6.00 per hour must be paid to service employees (tipped workers). If the employee’s direct wage combined with earned tips do not average, on a weekly basis, the state required minimum wage, the employer must pay the difference. The minimum salary requirement is $692.31 per week.
For more information, please consult the Maine Department of Labor: www.maine.gov/labor/docs/2019/laborlaws/minimumwage112019.pdf