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Student Loan Project

Welcome to PTLA’s Student Loan Project! We provide free legal services to student loan borrowers. We help people with:
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Land Installment Contracts, Options to Buy, and Rent-to-Own Agreements in Maine

Introduction  Understanding the kind of purchase agreement you have when you are trying to buy land or a home is very important. Often when people buy land or land and a house (sometimes called 'real property') they take out a mortgage or loan and are given the deed to the property when they buy it, and before they move in.
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Farmworkers and Human Trafficking – Know the signs, know your rights!

Are you or do you know someone who is trapped or unable to leave a work situation? You may be victim of human labor trafficking. There are laws to protect workers in these situations. Know the signs, know your rights!
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Farmworker Rights - General Protections

Read this page to learn about laws that protect farmworkers, information about where to get legal help, and information about COVID-19, workers’ compensation, minimum wage, and federal farmworker protections.
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Farmworker Rights - Minimum Wage

What is the minimum wage for farmworkers? The federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. You must be paid at least $7.25 per hour. Even if you are paid on a piece rate basis, your hourly wages each week must average at least $7.25 per hour or your state’s minimum wage for agricultural workers.
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Farmworker Rights - Domestic Violence

Safety first. If you are in danger, call 911 for the Police. Physical abuse by your spouse or partner is illegal. Your safety is most important.
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Maine and New England Farmworkers: COVID-19 and Protection from Retaliation

The law requires employers to provide a safe and healthy working environment. It is against the law for employers to retaliate against you for raising concerns about safety and health conditions. This includes concerns about COVID-19.
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Rights of Special Education Students during COVID-19

Posted and up-to-date on 8/26/2020 - Cross posted on KidsLegal.org What do I need to know? There is still a lot of uncertainty around what school will look like in the Fall. What will happen at your child’s school will depend on where you live in Maine.  
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KIDS Legal and COVID-19

Posted and up-to-date on 4/22/2020 KIDS Legal wants you to know that during this difficult time, PTLA, including KIDS Legal remains open to new cases and committed to protecting the rights of children with disabilities.
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Home Foreclosure and COVID-19 FAQ

Posted and up-to-date as of 10/1/2021 Introduction If you can't make your mortgage payment because of the COVID-19 emergency, there is some good news: