Unemployment Laws and Rules

Information about laws and rules covering unemployment benefits and eligibility

Information about laws and rules relating to employer liability and exemptions for unemployment taxes

Topic Summaries for Unemployment Claimants

 

Topic Summaries for Employers

Unemployment tax avoidance (SUTA Dumping)

Employees vs. independent contractors (worker misclassification)

 

 

 

CHAPTER 13: UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION

SUBCHAPTER VI: BENEFITS

Laws

Rules

§ 1043. Definitions  

§ 1044. Protection of rights and benefits

§ 1051. Penalties

§ 1082-7 Confidential Records

§ 1190. Study of benefit changes

§ 1191. Payment and amounts 

    1. Payment of Benefits
    2. Weekly Benefit Amount
    3. Partial Employment
    4. Maximum Benefits
    5. Minimum Benefits
    6. Benefits for Dependents
    7. Child Support Deductions
    9. Voluntary Withholding Income Tax

Ch. 1 Definitions
Ch. 23
Dislocated Worker Benefits

Ch. 6 Seasonal Industry

Ch. 8 Payments for Dependents

§ 1192. Eligibility conditions

    1. Has claim for benefits
    2. Has registered for work
    3. Is able and available for work
    4. Has served a waiting period
    5. Has earned wages
    6. Approved trainining
    7. Service with educational institutions
    8. No denial of benefits
    9. No denial of benefits for jury service
    10. Benefit payments to athletes
    11. Benefit payments to aliens
    12. Participation in reemployment services

Ch. 3 Unemployment Benefits, Intrastate
Ch. 4 Unemployment Benefits, Interstate
Ch. 9 Able and Available Requirements
Ch. 10 Work Search Requirements

Ch. 24 Approved Training
Ch. 14 Education Employees
Ch. 4 Unemployment Benefits, Interstate

Ch. 15 Benefit Payments to Athletes
Ch. 16 Benefit Payments to Illegal Aliens
Ch. 1 Definitions

§ 1193. Disqualification

    1. Voluntarily leaves work
    2. Discharge for misconduct
    3. Refused to accept work
    4. Stoppage of work
    5. Receiving renumeration
    6. Has falsified
    7. Discharge for crime
    7. Absence from work due to incarceration
    9. Receiving pension

Ch. 17 Voluntary Leaving
Ch. 18 Discharge
Ch. 9 Able and Available
Ch. 24 Approved Training

Ch. 19 Other Remuneration
Ch. 20 Unemployment Fraud or Misrepresentation
Ch. 18 Discharge

Ch. 21 Pension Payments

§ 1194. Claims for benefits

    1. Filing
    2. Determination
    3. Appeals
    5. Commission review
    8. Appeal to courts
    10. Determination may be reconsidered
    11. Prompt payment of claims

Ch. 2 Employer Notices
Ch. 11 Deputy Determinations
Ch. 5 Rules Governing Adjudicatory Proceedings


Ch. 26 Waivers

§ 1195. Extended benefits

    1. Definitions
    2. Effect of state law relating to extended benefits
    3. Eligibility requirements for extended benefits
    4. Weekly benefit amount
    5. Total extended benefit amount
    6. Experience rating charges
    7. Beginning and termination of extended benefit period

Ch. 22 Extended Benefits

§ 1196. Extended benefits for dislocated workers in approved training; sunset and review

    1. Dislocated worker defined

Ch. 23 Dislocated Worker Benefits

§ 1197. Self-employment assistance program

    1. Definitions
    2. Eligibility conditions


Ch. 11
Enterprise Option Program (MEO)

SUBCHAPTER VII: EMPLOYER'S CONTRIBUTIONS AND COVERAGE

Laws

 

§1221. Payments; rates; amounts

§1221-A. Employee leasing companies

§1221-B. Treatment of Indian tribes

§1222. Period, election and termination of coverage

§1224. Exempt employers to report on accrued wages

§1225. Assessment of contributions, interest, penalties and filing fees

§1226. Appeal of assessment

 

§1227. Liens

§1228. Liability of successor

 

§1229. Collection by civil action

§1230. Collection by warrant

§1231. Priorities under legal dissolutions or distributions

§1232. Licenses

 

§1233. Collection by levy on 3rd parties

§1241. Special assessment

 

SUBCHAPTER VIII: SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT

Laws

 

§1251. Investigations; hearings; regulations

Rule Chapters for the Department of Labor (Complete Reference Link)

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12 172 Maine Unemployment Insurance Commission

    Ch. 1 Definitions
    Ch. 2 Employer Notices, Records, Contributions and Reimbursement Payments and Reports
    Ch. 3 Unemployment Benefits, Intrastate
    Ch. 4 Unemployment Benefits, Interstate
    Ch. 5 Rules of Practice Governing Adjudicatory Proceedings
    Ch. 6 Seasonal Industry Program
    Ch. 7 Advisory Rulings
    Ch. 8 Payments for Dependents
    Ch. 9 Able and Available Requirements
    Ch. 10 Work Search Requirements
    Ch. 11 Deputy Determinations
    Ch. 12 Unemployment Compensation for Former Federal Civilian Employees (UCFE)
    Ch. 13 Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Service Members (UCX)
    Ch. 14 Education Institution Employees
    Ch. 15 Benefit Payments to Athletes
    Ch. 16 Benefit Payments to Illegal Aliens
    Ch. 17 Voluntary Leaving
    Ch. 18 Discharge
    Ch. 19 Other Remuneration
    Ch. 20 Unemployment Fraud or Misrepresentation by Claimants
    Ch. 21 Pension Payments
    Ch. 22 Extended Benefits
    Ch. 23 Dislocated Worker Benefits
    Ch. 24 Approved Training
    Ch. 25 Employee Leasing Companies
    Ch. 26 Waivers

12 168 Department of Labor - General

    Ch. 11 Rules of the Enterprise Option Program