Maine Governor Says State Will Delay Enforcement of Minimum Wage Increases

December 18, 2016

Critics say he’s encouraging employers to commit wage theft

Restaurant workers in Maine might not receive the full paychecks their due in January, based on new enforcement guidelines announced by the state’s Governor Paul LePage on Wednesday. In November, Maine’s voters approved a ballot measure that will increase the tipped minimum wage (a lower hourly wage for workers who get tips) from $3.75 to $5 in 2017 with an increase of $1 each year until it’s essentially equal to the standard minimum in 2020.

The new minimum wage law is slated to go into effect on January 7. However,