Consumer Law

Several Businesses Sue Portland Over Voter-Approved Emergency Minimum Wage Provision

The Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce and several businesses are suing the city of Portland over a voter-approved emergency minimum wage provision.

Portland voters approved a referendum on the November ballot that increases the city’s minimum wage to $15 per hour over several years.

The referendum also includes a provision that requires hazard pay of time and a half during an emergency declared by the state or the city if the emergency applies to the employee’s workplace.

The Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce said it was filing a lawsuit to seek relief and clarity on when that provision would take effect.

Read the source article at Portland, Maine News and Weather

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