Minimum Wage

Effective January 1, 2020, employers in Portland 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 tipped workers. For more information, please consult the City of Portland ordinance or the Maine Department of Labor.

This Frequently Asked Question List only provides general information/answers related to the City of Portland’s minimum wage ordinance and should not be viewed as legal advice. Please consult a lawyer to discuss the City’s ordinance further and to obtain any required legal advice.

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