Maine Commissioner of Labor
|Maine Commissioner of Labor|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|Length of term:||Serves at the governor's pleasure|
|Authority:||Maine Revised Statutes, Title 26, Chapter 19, §1401-A|
|Selection Method:||Appointed by the governor, confirmed by the State Legislature|
|Assumed office:||August 2012|
|Other Maine Executive Offices|
|Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General • Treasurer • Auditor • Commissioner of Education • Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Commissioner • Superintendent of Insurance • Labor Commissioner • Public Utilities Commission|
The current officeholder is Jeanne Paquette. She was appointed by Gov. Paul LePage in August 2012. She previously served as the deputy to former commissioner Robert Winglass, who stepped down from his position in August 2012.
The Maine Revised Statutes address the office of commissioner of labor in Title 26, Chapter 19, §1401-A.
The department consists of a Commissioner of Labor, referred to in this chapter as the "commissioner," appointed by the Governor and subject to review by the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over labor matters and to confirmation by the Legislature, to serve at the pleasure of the Governor...
The Commissioner is appointed by the Governor of Maine and subject to review by the Legislature's Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development Committee and confirmation by the Legislature.
The commissioner of labor is responsible for overseeing the Maine Department of Labor, which enforces labor regulations, ensures safe working conditions, maintains accountable employment and training programs, and manages unemployment benefits programs in Maine.
Maine Department of Labor
45 Commerce Drive
54 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333
Phone: (207) 623-7900