• Maine January 1, 2022 4:25 pm

    Portland's Hazard Pay Goes Into Effect on Saturday

    Workers in Maine’s largest city are getting a big pay raise on Saturday thanks to the hazard pay ordinance. The pay increases to $19.50 effective Jan. 1 after the Portland City Council postponed action on repealing an emergency pandemic order in December. The ordinance was enacted in 2020 and was subject to legal and political challenges. The state supreme court…

  • minimum wage November 9, 2020 11:31 pm

    Minimum Wage Increase to Be Implemented in Portland

    More than 60% of voters in Maine’s most populous city last week approved an increase to its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024. The ballot question on Election Day also included a provision on providing hazard pay, which would provide time-and-a-half wages to hourly workers who are on the clock during a state of civil emergency like during…

  • minimum wage November 9, 2020 10:57 pm

    Minimum Wage Increase to Begin in Portland

    More than 60% of voters in Portland, Maine last week approved a minimum wage increase to $15 an hour by 2024 as well as a hazard pay provision. With that provision, workers could make $18 an hour which some business owners say they can’t afford.

  • Election 2020 October 29, 2020 11:04 pm

    Voters in Maine City to Decide on Minimum Wage Increase, Hazard Pay

    If voters in Portland, Maine, approve a ballot question on raising the city’s minimum wage, it could be increased to $15 an hour by 2024. The plan, which is being supported by an activist group called People First Portland, would also contain a provision for state of emergencies that essentially require hazard pay for anyone who has to work in…

  • Maine October 29, 2020 11:05 pm

    Voters in Portland to Decide on Minimum Wage, Hazard Pay

    Voters in Portland, Maine, are deciding whether the city will enact a minimum wage of $15 an hour by 2024 and hazard pay at $22.50.

  • Stop & Shop July 6, 2020 4:22 pm

    Employees to Call on Stop & Shop to Restore Hazard Pay Amid Pandemic

    Stop & Shop employees will be joined by Sen. Ed Markey Monday at a rally in Boston as they demand the company reinstitute hazard pay for its frontline workers amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Quincy-based grocery chain announced Saturday that the 10% increase in pay for union hourly store associates would end that day, according to a news release from…

  • hazard pay April 13, 2020 4:08 pm

    Union Health Care Workers Will Receive Hazard Pay

    Health care workers on the front lines of the coronvirus pandemic in Massachusetts will begin receiving hazard pay after their union reached a deal with the state Sunday night.

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