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Farmworkers, Work, & School
What is worker classification? Why does it matter how I'm classified? How can I tell which way I've been classified? I think I should be classified as an employee but how do I know?
We provide legal services to farmworkers in Maine who harvest apples, broccoli, blueberries and other crops. We travel to labor camps to meet with workers during the harvest seasons. We provide legal services to farmworkers in other New England states and we publish Information for Farmworkers on an annual basis.
Some workers have to pay back unemployment benefits. If you are paid benefits, but then lose benefits when your employer appeals, you can be asked to repay the benefits you got earlier. Also, if you are overpaid because of some other mistake or you or the Department of Labor made, you may have to repay those benefits.
This is a very general outline of your rights as a worker in Maine. It covers basic questions you might have after losing your job. We also explain how the unemployment benefit system works. You may be unemployed because you were laid off or fired, or you quit. The facts of your particular situation will affect your rights under the law.
This information tells you about some of the benefits you may be able to get if you lose your job. It includes only benefits which are administered by the Maine Department of Labor.
Up-to-date as of 5/29/2020 Is PTLA open? Can I still get help? To protect our clients and staff, all PTLA offices are closed to the public. If you have a current case, please reach out to our staff by e-mail or phone.
Hay una nueva ley en los Estados Unidos sobre seguro medico. Bajo esta ley muchas personas que viven legalmente en los Estados Unidos (incluyendo algunos trabajadores H-2A) se le va a requerir que compren seguro medico. Aquí se encuentra más información.