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Paying Terminated Employees in Maine

Filed under Managing the Workplace. Fact checked on May 30, 2012.

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Employers in Maine must comply with these state requirements when making the final wage payment to terminated employees.

In Maine, an employee leaving employment must be paid in full within a reasonable time after demand.

Reasonable time means the earlier of the next day that the employee would regularly be paid or a day not more than two weeks after the day the demand is made.

A loan or advance against future earnings or wages may be deducted if evidenced by a written statement signed by the employee.

Vacation pay is treated as wages.

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