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Hours Worked: Maine

Hours Worked requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Glenn Israel, Bernstein Shur Sawyer & Nelson


  • Maine does not have any statutes or regulations that directly address many common working time issues such as waiting time. See Overview.
  • With some exceptions, employees who work for more than six consecutive hours must be provided a 30-minute rest break. See Break Periods.
  • Nursing mothers must be provided break time to express breast milk. See Break Periods.
  • Maine also has day of rest requirements. See Day of Rest.