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Legalization for Farmworkers: 2015 Update

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.
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Tuition Benefits for the Families of Maine Veterans

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.
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Fair Employment for Immigrants

Are you being treated fairly on the job - and when looking for a job? Were you treated differently because of:
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Worker Classification: Employee vs. Independent Contractor

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?

Pine Tree Farmworker Unit

Welcome to PTLA's Farmworker Unit! En español
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Do I Have to Repay Unemployment Benefits if I’m Overpaid?

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.
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Family Medical Leave in Maine

Two medical leave laws apply to Maine workers: 1) Federal Law; 2) State Law. We will explain the basics of each one here.
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If You Lose Your Job

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.
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Unemployed Worker Benefits

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.