Maine Employment Security Act Poster Required
The Maine Employment Security Act Poster is a labor law posters 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 law poster must be posted in a conspicuous place where all employees will see it. It describes who qualifies for unemployment as well as how to file for unemployment benefits. There is also information on basic eligibility requirements in order to obtain a claim. Unemployment insurance benefits are also taxable whereas they must be reported when filing income tax forms.
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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 CareerCenters. 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: www.file4ui.com 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 www.mainecareercenter.gov 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 Center. 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 4 PDFS
There are an additional thirteen 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.
- Original poster PDF http://www.maine.gov/labor/posters/Maine%20Employment%20Security%20Law.pdf , updated December 2019
- Maine Labor Law Posters at http://www.maine.gov/labor/posters/
- Maine Department Of Labor
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