The Coastal Packet: LePage says employers should ignore minimum wage hike

Monday, December 26

LePage says employers should ignore minimum wage hike

Rewire - Maine’s Republican governor has told employers to ignore provisions of a popular voter-approved minimum wage hike—an announcement that pay advocates are calling “wage theft.”

Gov. Paul LePage announced last week the state Department of Labor “will not bring enforcement actions against any employer who fails to comply” with certain elements of a statewide minimum wage increase that goes into effect January 7.

“Governor LePage has now gone beyond ignoring the will of Maine voters and is flat-out encouraging employers to commit wage theft,” Mainers for Fair Wages’ Campaign Manager Amy Halsted told the Maine Beacon.

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