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Maine's Minimum Wage to Go Up to $11 on Jan. 1

Tipped workers will have their wages increase from $5 to $5.50 an hour

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    Maine's Minimum Wage to Go Up to $11 on Jan. 1
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    Maine's minimum wage will increase to $11 an hour in the new year thanks to a law approved by voters in 2016.

    Maine's hourly wage will then increase again to $12 in 2020. Then, the wage will increase according to a formula tied to the cost of living.

    Some lawmakers last year unsuccessfully proposed to lower future minimum wage increases.

    The voter-approved law originally required tipped employees like waiters and waitresses to make minimum wage regardless of how much they made in tips. Lawmakers later changed the law to only require employers to make up the difference when tips don't exceed the minimum wage.

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    Tipped employees will see their wages increase from $5 to $5.50 per hour on Jan. 1.

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