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Family Military Leave

Maine law allows you to take unpaid leave from work when one of your family members is deployed.  Here are the requirements: You must be the parent, spouse or domestic partner of the person deployed. You must have worked at your job for at least 12 months and worked at least 1,250 hours during the last 12 months. Your employer must have at least 15 employees. You do not work for the federal government. In addition, the serv more...

Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children (or simply "The Compact") is an agreement among most states, Maine included, to adopt uniform guidelines among educators of the children of military families.  Its goal is to minimize the disruption families experience when moving their children from one school district to another. Learn more at Stateside Legal more...

Maine National Guard Education Assistance Program

Maine National Guard members may be eligible for full tuition at a state college or university. Learn about the requirements here. more...

Maine’s Service Members’ Civil Relief Act

There are two laws the protect service members who will have a hard time participating in a court or administrative proceeding because of their military duties. They are: The federal Service members’ Civil Relief Act (SCRA) The Maine Service members’ Civil Relief Act (ME SCRA) The federal and Maine laws are very similar, but there are some differences. The article focuses on Maine’s law and those parts of the feder more...

Parents on Active Duty: Legal Considerations

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