Covid-19Worker Rights

April 30, 2020

Due to coronavirus, my employer has cut my hours, forced me to take unpaid leave, or ended my employment. What can I do?

You may be eligible for unemployment benefits while you are out of work.  In general, you may apply for unemployment benefits if you worked for an employer and made at least $5,150 during the last year.   The Maine Legislature passed a law to expand unemployment benefits to workers affected by the COVID-19 virus. That legislation…

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