Worker Resources & Information: COVID-19
We understand that workers have unanswered questions about their employment status. We as a community are facing uncertainties around unemployment insurance and other issues related to workers’ rights. We have worked with community partners and compiled information to help provide some guidance during this stressful time.
Please click the following links to find more resources and information:
General Resources for Workers
Know Your Rights: COVID-19 and Employment (updated 4/3/20)
Frequently asked questions from unemployment, from paid sick days & Family Medical Leave, to discrimination.
Clear information about a range of important topics including employment resources, health care access, general assistance, and other topics
Helps navigate if paid sick day, unemployment, or family leave are your best option.
Unemployment Insurance Resources
Clear and through frequently asked questions about eligibility and applying from unemployment. Updated frequently.
Frequently asked questions about unemployment eligibility and how to apply. Updated frequently.
Paid Sick Days and Paid Family Leave
Information about the paid sick days and expanded family leave created by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act)
Provides and overview of the federal legislation that impacts workers, including paid sick days, paid family leave and unemployment.
Health Care Coverage
Information on your health care options if you’ve lost your job
Call for help navigating your options for health care coverage
Maine Equal Justice can help navigate MaineCare eligibility and services.
Worker Support Hotline
Even though we cannot meet with you in-person, we recognize that workers’ issues have not gone away. In fact, this pandemic has caused a massive upheaval to our day-to-day operations and workers, across many industries, are experiencing unfair treatment, hazardous conditions, and layoffs at an unmatched rate. Be sure to review our updates around outbreak at this link.
Please feel free to reach out to our Worker Support Hotline at 207-888-1010