With more family child care providers expanding the care opportunities they provide through hiring staff, as employers you now need to be aware of Maine Department of Labor requirements and resources. FCCAM will try to provide information shared by the department that includes family child care.
This notice was recently sent out:
The Maine Department of Labor now has required workplace labor law posters available in these additional languages: Arabic, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese (Mandarin), and Somali.
All posters are available to print/download at no cost on the MDOL website – https://www.maine.gov/labor/posters/index.shtml
We encourage all employers to display posters in the language(s) of their employees.
If you have questions about labor law, please reach out to our Bureau of Labor Standards at 207-623-7900 or https://www.maine.gov/labor/contact/index.html.
The Maine Department of Labor
Employers are required to display certain posters in the workplace where workers can see them. The posters linked above meet the full legal requirements and can be downloaded and printed free of charge. For more information about individual posters, call the agencies listed.
Here’s a look at 3 of these posters. For FCC providers these posters might be best shred as part of the Staff Handbook. The purpose of the posters is for awareness/to inform staff of rights.