Who does the new minimum wage apply to?

A: Portland’s minimum wage ordinance applies to employers who have a place of business in the City and have employees who work within the City.


An employer is any person, group of persons, or corporation, who has a place of business in the city, and who exercises control over the wages and hours of employees.


An employee is any person who performs work within the City of Portland, whether full-time, part-time, or on a temporary or seasonal basis. The only exceptions to this rule are found in 26 M.R.S.A. § 663, and include taxicab drivers, commercial fishermen, recreation camp employees, and some employees who earn their salary on a commission basis.

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1. Who does the new minimum wage apply to?
2. My business is based in another municipality, but I have employees who work in Portland. In 2017, must I pay these workers $10.68 an hour?
3. Does the new minimum wage apply to tipped workers?
4. Do I as an employer have to pay a service employee a cash wage of $10.68 per hour?
5. What records should I as an employer be keeping?
6. Does the new minimum wage affect how much overtime I must pay my employees?
7. What happens if I, as an Employer, fail to pay an Employee the City’s minimum wage?
8. What notice of this change must I, as an Employer, give to my Employees?
9. Are Maine wage and hour laws, etc. still applicable?
10. I couldn’t find the answer to my question here, who should I contact?