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Department of Labor offering classes for employers in Bangor

Posted July 22, 2014, at 2:14 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Standards is offering no-charge courses for employers in greater Bangor area this month.

These courses are held at no-charge to the employer and are designed for small business owners and staff who have responsibility for managing human resources or payroll functions.

The popular course that educates employers and the public about regulations governing the workplace, “Laws Governing Workplace Rights,” will be held July 31, at the Bangor CareerCenter, 45 Oak St., Suite 3, in Bangor. The first class will be held from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and the other 1:30-5 p.m.

This course covers wage and hour laws, including minimum wage, overtime, youth employment, severance pay, equal pay, leave requirements (family medical leave and domestic violence) and break requirements. It addresses commonly asked employment-related questions and offers participants an opportunity to ask questions. The course also includes a discussion of employer services offered by the CareerCenters.

Employers interested in registering for either course can learn more and register at http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/index.php?topic=Safetyworks_Classes&v=ListAll . Space is limited so reservations are required.

The Bureau of Labor Standards is Maine’s regulatory agency overseeing labor and employment law and workplace safety; it provides both consultation and enforcement services. The division promotes and achieves compliance with labor standards to protect and enhance the welfare of Maine’s workforce.

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