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Farmworkers, Work, & School
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.
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.
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.
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.
Farmworker Unit Harvest Calendars
Welcome to the home of our yearly Harvest Calendars! Each year, the PTLA Farmworker Unit publishes a calendar with information for migrant farmworkers about their legal rights, and where to get legal help.
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.
La trata de personas ¡Conozca las señales, conozca sus derechos!
¿Está usted o conoce a alguien que está atrapado o no puede salir de una situación laboral? ten leyes para proteger a los trabajadores en esas situaciones. ¡Conozca las señales, conozca sus derechos!