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Farmworkers, Work, & School
Late in 2014, President Obama announced new immigration programs. When we updated this site, the new programs were being challenged in court. If there is more news by the time we see you, we will let you know.
Families of certain military veterans can attend a state-supported Maine college or vocational school tuition-free. This does not apply, however, to all veterans' families.
What is worker classification? Why does it matter how I'm classified? How can I tell which way I've been classified? I think I should be classified as an employee but how do I know?
Some workers have to pay back unemployment benefits. If you are paid benefits, but then lose benefits when your employer appeals, you can be asked to repay the benefits you got earlier. Also, if you are overpaid because of some other mistake or you or the Department of Labor made, you may have to repay those benefits.
This is a very general outline of your rights as a worker in Maine. It covers basic questions you might have after losing your job. We also explain how the unemployment benefit system works. You may be unemployed because you were laid off or fired, or you quit. The facts of your particular situation will affect your rights under the law.
This information tells you about some of the benefits you may be able to get if you lose your job. It includes only benefits which are administered by the Maine Department of Labor.