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State Regulations: Maine
Date Revised: 05/21/2015
|Governing Body:||Me. Dept. of Health and Human Services | Division of Environmental Health|
Day Camps: Yes
Resident Camps: Yes
Day and Resident Camps:
|Criminal Background Checks Required:||The state of Maine camp licensing rules clearly state the expectation that criminal background check should be conducted on each staff member. (See Rule 6.A.3.b)|
|Criminal Background Checks Information:||
Department of Public Safety - Maine State Police
$31.00 per check
|State Allows FBI Checks:||No|
|Driving Record Checks:||Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles website
$7 for 3 year record
|State Sex Offender Registry:||Maine Sex Offender Registry|
|Minimum Wage:||$7.50 per hour|
|Coverage and Exemptions:||Exemptions: Employees who are counselors, junior counselors or counselors-in-training at camps licensed under Title 22, Sec. 2495 and employees under 18, who are employed at organized camps and similar seasonal recreation programs not requiring such license if they are operated by a non profit organization.|
Less than state minimum wage permitted for learners, apprentices, and handicapped workers for a limited time period with a special certificate from Director of Labor.
Board and Lodging
|Minimum Wage Source:|
|Overtime Pay Requirements:||1½ times regular rate after 40-hour week. Employers may not require employees to work more than 80 overtime hours over 14 consecutive days (i.e., no more than 160 hours in a 2-week period), except emergency response workers, salaried executives, seasonal employees, and medical interns and residents or other workers|
|Exemptions:||Those employees exempt from the state minimum wage; public employees.|
|Meal/Rest Period Requirements:||
30-minute meal or rest period after each 6 hour shift. Exceptions: collective bargaining agreement providing otherwise; emergencies where there is danger to property, life, public safety, or health; businesses where fewer than 3 employees are on duty at one time and the nature of the work allows employees frequent breaks during the work day.
Student Exemption from Unemployment Tax?
Full-time Students at a Camp
501c3 Status and Less Than 4 Employees
For more information, call 207-621-5120, choose option 3, then 1.
|Other Wages Source:|
|* Federal minimum wage rate applies|