An Act To Ensure That Tax Expenditures Create High-quality Jobs
Sec. 1. 36 MRSA §5216-B, sub-§6 is enacted to read:
Sec. 2. 36 MRSA §5219-W, sub-§6 is enacted to read:
Sec. 3. 36 MRSA §5219-HH, sub-§7, ¶¶B and C, as enacted by PL 2011, c. 548, §33 and affected by §35, are amended to read:
Sec. 4. 36 MRSA §5219-HH, sub-§7, ¶D is enacted to read:
Sec. 5. 36 MRSA §5219-NN is enacted to read:
§ 5219-NN. Employment requirements for certain tax credit programs
(1) A written estimate to a newly hired employee detailing the minimum number of scheduled hours and scheduled shifts per month for that employee, including the days and hours of the shifts; and
(2) Two-week notice of a change in schedule of an employee and pays the employee an amount equal to one hour of the employee's regular wages if notice of a change in schedule is provided with less than one week's notice and pays the employee an amount equal to 3 hours of the employee's regular wages if notice of a change in schedule is provided less than 24 hours before the change;
For purposes of this subsection, a part-time employee is an employee who customarily works less than 30 hours each week and a full-time employee is an employee who customarily works 30 hours or more each week.
The Finance Authority of Maine may adopt routine technical rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A to carry out the provisions of this subsection.
Sec. 6. 36 MRSA §6754, sub-§2, ¶G is enacted to read:
This bill sets minimum standards in the level of wages and benefits and health care provided to employees and in scheduling employee shifts and hours for employers who receive certain tax credits or reimbursement of State tax. The bill requires the employers to report their employment data to Maine Revenue Services and for Maine Revenue Services to require the employers who are not in full compliance with the minimum standards to remit back to the State a pro rata amount of the tax credit or reimbursement received based upon their level of compliance with the wage, benefits, health care and scheduling requirements.