An Act To Create the Maine Family First Employer Program
Sec. 1. 26 MRSA §10 is enacted to read:
§ 10. Maine Family First Employer Program
(1) A seniority system;
(2) A merit system;
(3) A system that measures earnings by quantity or quality of production; or
(4) A bona fide reason such as education, training or experience;
This bill creates the Maine Family First Employer Program under the Department of Labor to award employers that create family-friendly workplaces by providing, for all full-time employees, advancement and leadership opportunities; the same pay rates for similar work; stipends or assistance for child care; paid leave for the birth or adoption of a child and medical care for employees or family members of employees; flexible work accommodations for other family obligations; and health insurance and retirement plan options. The awards are presented by the Governor and come with a logo that a designated employer may use for promotional purposes.