Maine Free Printable Unemployment Law Posters Maine Employment Security Act Poster Poster Required

The Maine Employment Security Act Poster is an unemployment law poster by the Maine Department Of Labor. This is a mandatory posting for all employers in Maine, and businesses who fail to comply may be subject to fines or sanctions.

This poster must be posted in a conspicuous place where all employees will see it. This poster describes who qualifies for unemployment as well as how to file for unemployment benefits.

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rev. 12/16
Maine Employment Security Law
This poster is provided at no cost by the Maine Department of Labor and may be copied.
Maine Department of Labor
Bureau of Unemployment Compensation
97 State House Station, Augusta, ME  04333-0097
P. O. Box 450, Bangor, ME 04402-0450
P. O. Box 1088, Presque Isle, ME 04769-1088
Maine Law (Title 26 
M.R.S.A. § 668) requires 
every employer to 
place this poster in 
the workplace where 
workers can easily see it.
Bureau  of La bor St andards
Full- and Part-Time Workers
Basic eligibility requirements
Earnings during the base period:  The “base period” is 
a one-year period that includes four calendar quarters. 
To establish a claim, an individual must have earned two 
times the annual average weekly wage in Maine in each of 
two different calendar quarters, and a total of six times the 
annual, average, weekly wage in Maine in the whole base 
period. In most cases, the Department of Labor has your 
wage information on file. If it is not on file, the Department 
will take steps to obtain it.
Separation:  If you were laid off from your last job due to a 
lack of work, no additional investigation is required. If you 
separated from your last job for reasons other than lack of 
work, you will be scheduled for a fact-finding interview. A 
determination will then be made regarding your eligibility 
for benefits.
Weekly requirements:  Weekly eligibility requirements 
include being able to work and being available for work, 
making an active search for work (unless your work 
search has been “waived”), not refusing offers of suitable 
work or referral to suitable job opportunities from the 
Aliens:  If you are not a U.S. Citizen, your Social Security 
Number and/or your Alien Permit number will be checked 
with the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration 
and Naturalization Service.
Unemployment benefits are taxable:  Unemployment 
benefits are taxable and have to be reported when you file 
your income tax forms.
Child support:  If you owe child support that you pay to 
the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), up 
to fifty percent (50%) of your unemployment check may be 
withheld and sent to DHHS.
Benefits for partial unemployment:  An employer shall 
issue a properly completed partial unemployment claim 
form to each employee who is customarily employed full-
time and who is given less than full-time hours during a 
week due to lack of work, and who is not separated from 
that employer.
How to file a claim for unemployment benefits   
All new and reactivated claims for unemployment benefits 
are filed either online, telephone or by mail.  Do not delay 
in filing your claim once you are out of work. 
Claims cannot be backdated. 
When filing, you will need to know your Social Security 
Number.  Also, you should have the names and addresses 
of all employers for whom you worked, and your dates of 
employment in the last 18 months.
  To file online:
 This is the fastest, easiest way to file.
  To file by phone: 1-800-593-7660  
 TTY Users Call Maine Relay 711.
  All individuals filing for Unemployment Insurance    
  benefits are required by law to be registered with the    
  Maine JobLink. Visit
 to access Maine JobLink.
  We provide language interpreter services in
 approximately 140 commonly spoken languages.     
  Arrangements will be made to have an interpreter
 assist you when you call the Unemployment Claims    
  To claim by mail:  In some cases, your employer will 
 give you a claim form. Mail your initial claim form to    
  your nearest Unemployment Claims Center listed below.
Bureau  of Un employ ment Co mpens ation
This poster is designed to notify individuals of their rights 
regarding the filing of claims for unemployment benefits.  
It does not have the force or effect of law.  For more 
information, call 1-800-593-7660 toll free.

Other Maine Labor Law Posters 5 PDFS

There are an additional twelve optional and mandatory Maine labor law posters that may be relevant to your business. Be sure to also print all relevant state labor law posters, as well as all mandatory federal labor law posters.

Poster Name Poster Type
Mandatory Workers' Compensation Poster Workers Compensation Law
Mandatory Whistleblower's Protection Act Poster Whistleblower Law
Mandatory Maine Employment Security Act Poster Unemployment Law
Mandatory Minimum Wage Poster Minimum Wage Law
Mandatory Regulation of Employment Poster General Labor Law Poster

View all 13 Maine labor law posters

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