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Bangor, Maine New Minimum Wage

Published on April 22, 2016

Home to Stephen King, Bangor, Maine is now Under the Dome of a new minimum wage ordinance.

Beginning January 1, 2017, employers will be required to pay employees $8.25 per hour. The rate will increase the following two years until reaching $9.75 in 2019 and adjusted annually to the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

The Maine state minimum wage has remained stagnant at $7.50 per hour since 2009.

Bangor Citywide Minimum Wage Schedule

January 1, 2017:  $8.25 per hour
January 1, 2018: $9.00 per hour
January 1, 2019: $9.75 per hour
January 1, 2020, and beyond: INDEXED

Bangor Tipped Minimum Wage

Tips in Bangor can be calculated as part of the total minimum wage of service workers up to 50 percent of the minimum wage. For example, the cap on the tip amount that can be applied to the 2017 rate is $4.125 (half of $8.25).

This does not mean that food servers enjoy being tipped in pennies, by the way.

Bangor Minimum Wage Notice

Technically, there are two posting requirements for the Bangor citywide minimum wage:

  • City minimum wage notice that employers are required to display in a conspicuous location “at any workplace or job site where any Employee works”
  • Copy of the ordinance.

The wording of the requirement is a little odd, but the ordinance clearly states employers must display the notice “as well as a copy of this ordinance” [emphasis added for dramatic effect]. Perhaps the notice will include the ordinance language enough to satisfy the requirement, once the City releases it.

In either case, GovDocs will provide our corporate clients with both, any, and all city labor law posters that Bangor requires for employers. Covering city and county posting requirements is just one way GovDocs simplifies labor law posting compliance for North America’s largest employers.

This Labor Law News Blog is intended for market awareness only, it is not to be used for legal advice or counsel.

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