An Act To Ensure Pay Transparency and To Reduce Gender and Racial Wage Inequities
Sec. 1. 5 MRSA §4577 is enacted to read:
§ 4577. Annual report of wage disparities
Wage data included in the report must be based on a single pay period from October, November or December immediately preceding the reporting deadline. Wage data must be reported on an hourly basis. For salaried employees, hourly wages may be calculated by dividing annual wages by 2,080. For all other employees, hourly wages must be calculated based on actual hours worked and wages received during the pay period. For the purposes of this subsection, wages include base pay, tips and incentive-based pay such as commissions. Wages do not include overtime pay.
This bill requires certain employers, including, but not limited to, state agencies, to annually submit wage data reports regarding employee gender, race and ethnicity to the Maine Human Rights Commission.