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How to prepare for an Unemployment Compensation Hearing or Appeal

Learn how to prepare for hearings and appeals if you have been denied unemployment. What are the rules and what evidence is important to present to a hearing officer? 

Do You Get Paid By Payroll Card? Know your rights under Maine and federal law

Many Maine employers are using payroll cards instead of paper checks or direct deposit to pay wages.  This is a growing trend around the country. Payroll cards may be good for some employees, but there are risks and hidden costs involved.  Here’s what you need to know.

Fair Employment for Immigrants

Are you being treated fairly on the job - and when looking for a job? Were you treated differently because of:

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?

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.

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.

Si Usted Tiene El Derecho A Trabajar, No Deje Que Se Lo Quiten

Ver el archivo adjunto para ver esta obra ilustrada sobre cómo presentar una queja si usted es un trabajador inmigrante que ha sido tratado injustamente.

Beneficios para Trabajadores Desempleados

Información sobre cuales son los beneficios para trabajadores desempleados, como cualificar para los beneficios, y como obtenerlos si usted ha perdido su trabajo.

Wage Claim: Self-Help Guide

How to claim unpaid wages from your Maine employer.

The Americans with Disabilities Act and the Maine Human Rights Act

Two laws in Maine protect people with disabilities. Both laws make it illegal for government agencies to discriminate against people with disabilities. Government agencies must also take steps to make it easier for people with disabilities to use and enjoy public services and benefits. The first law is the ADA, which applies all over the United… More