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Bankruptcy & Debt

Maine Inheritance Law & Probate Procedure

Maine Unemployment Benefits

Maine Wage & Hour Law

  • Maine Minimum Wage:  

    The minimum wage in Maine is $14.15 an hour. Because this is higher than the federal minimum wage of $7.25, employees in Maine must be paid at least $14.15 an hour.

    Cumberland County Minimum Wage

    The minimum wage in Cumberland County is currently $14.15 an hour, the state minimum wage. However, cities and counties in Maine are free to adopt their own higher local minimum wage, and dozens of local governments across the country have done so. To find out whether Cumberland County has passed its own minimum wage law since we last updated, visit the county’s website at

    Portland Minimum Wage

    The minimum wage in Portland is $15 an hour. Workers are temporarily entitled to 1.5 times the usual minimum wage for work performed "during a declared emergency," which brings the hourly minimum wage during such time to $22.50 an hour. 

  • Overtime Pay: Every state has rules about weekly maximum hours and overtime. Learn about the overtime laws in Maine and whether they apply to you.
  • Wage Claims: If you're being unlawfully underpaid, you need to learn how to file a "Wage Claim" in Maine. 
  • Tips : Every state has special pay rates for tipped workers. Find out the rules for tipped workers in Maine.

Child Custody & Family Courts in Maine 

Maine Obamacare

Democracy In Maine, Your County, your city 

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