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Maine National Guard Education Assistance Program

Maine National Guard members may be eligible for full tuition at a state college or university. Learn about the requirements here.

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.

Military Training Qualifying for a Professional License

Are you a veteran considering applying for a Maine Professional license?  Your military training may help! The Maine Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation will consider military training when reviewing applications.  This means you may not have to complete certain required training programs. 

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.

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?

COVID-19

Last Updated 8/27/2021 Is PTLA open? Can I still get help? To protect our clients and staff, all PTLA offices are closed to the public. If you have a current case, please reach out to our staff by e-mail or phone.

Wage Claim: Self-Help Guide

How to claim unpaid wages from your Maine employer.