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Are you ready for the new federal overtime rules?

Eric Uhl |

The U.S. Department of Labor's recently proposed rule changes to the "white collar" overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act would raise the minimum salary required for those exemptions.

Maine AFL-CIO elects first woman president

The Maine AFL-CIO at its convention Friday in Bangor elected its first woman president, Cynthia Phinney, a meter reader for Central Maine Power Co.

Bath Iron Works employees file human rights complaints

A Maine Human Rights Commission investigator found reasonable grounds to support age-discrimination complaints filed by three Bath Iron Works employees.

Human rights commission rules against Day's Jewelers

The Maine Human Rights Commission ruled that there is reason to believe the owners of Day's Jewelers created a hostile work environment for a Native American employee because of his race, Maine...

Former T-Mobile employee to sue over harassment at Oakland call center

A former employee at the T-Mobile call center in Oakland said she plans to sue the company in federal court for prohibiting her from discussing a sexual harassment complaint she made against a...

Direct Vet Marketing on hiring blitz Thursday

Lori Valigra |

Direct Vet Marketing Inc., a Portland-based veterinary medicine services company, plans to hire 25 account managers in its downtown Portland office during a job fair this Thursday, founder and CEO...

Shuttered Old Port sandwich shop accused of wage theft

Former employees of Pockets, a 24/7 sandwich shop on Fore Street in Portland that closed abruptly in early September, are accusing their former boss of not paying them, the Bangor Daily News reported...

Find a solution for the 'bad meetings' problem

Jim Milliken |

Meetings often are the tragedy of organizations. Many meetings suffocate initiative, disrupt productivity and poison attitudes.

Building a benefits practice: Wakelin, Hallock and O'Donovan join Eaton Peabody's Portland office

James McCarthy |

The Portland law firm of Wakelin, Hallock and O'Donovan has joined with Eaton Peabody, creating what both firms say will be the second largest employee benefits and executive compensation...

'Wellness' comes in many forms and companies are expanding the array of health care and financial benefits

Jennifer Van Allen |

As the cost of providing health insurance has continued to rise over the past decade, employers have been asking their workers to shoulder more of the expense.