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Portland, Maine, to Start Hazard Pay for Some Workers in 2022

Nov. 12, 2020, 9:12 PM

Employees who earn the minimum wage in Portland, Maine, are not eligible to receive hazard pay during an emergency until 2022, the city council said.

The city and its legal advisers were attempting to settle a question of when employers would be required to start paying hazard compensation at one and one-half times the minimum wage during a declared emergency, which was part of a Nov. 3 ballot measure regarding the minimum wage.

The measure, Question A, was approved by voters and raises the minimum wage over three years, starting ...