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The minimum wage in Maine is currently $7.25 an hour. It will increase to $7.50 an hour on October 1, 2009. Tipped employees can be paid onehalf the minimum hourly wage. However, if this rate plus tips does not average at least the minimum wage, the employer must pay the difference.
Have you been discriminated against by a potential or current employer -- as a job applicant or current employee? To best protect your legal rights you should discuss your situation with an employment lawyer. Meet with a local employment attorney sooner rather than later to protect your rights.