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September 12, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 11, 2018
Media Contact: Laura Hudson, Maine Department of Labor, 207-621-5009
AUGUSTA---Maine Department of Labor (MDOL), Bureau of Unemployment Compensation (BUC) has successfully implemented the first step in the ReEmployME, Employer Services (ES) tax functionality. Registration for NEW Maine employers is now available at www.maine.gov/reemployme; select, "Register New Business". A video tutorial is available at www.maine.gov/labor/unemployment/bucvideos.shtml . The main implementation of the new unemployment insurance tax system is expected in November 2018.
Since the late 90's, Maine Revenue Services (MRS) has performed some of the UI Tax business functions for MDOL BUC. The new UI Tax system will allow MDOL BUC to resume most of those business functions and provide an improved and modernized employer online experience.
One of our primary goals for ReEmployME Phase 2 is to provide Maine businesses with relevant information that may impact their business with DOL BUC. In the weeks to come, both MRS and MDOL will be providing links to FAQs and an online repository of communication statements.
Please visit the MDOL BUC Employer Services homepage for updates about the new ReEmployME tax system and how it will affect your business or call an Employer Services customer representative at (207) 621-5120 or toll free at (844) 754-3508. http://www.maine.gov/labor/unemployment/tax.shtml .
For those employers that use a payroll processor or tax preparer, please provide them with a copy of this statement.
On December 6, 2017, BUC implemented the first phase of ReEmployME, a modernized replacement system for Maine's unemployment insurance (UI) program. The first phase focused on the UI benefits claim filing and management.
ReEmployUSA, the multistate Unemployment Insurance Application in a Cloud based Consortium Model that includes ReEmployME, has been selected as an award finalist in the Cross-Boundary Collaboration & Partnerships category for the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) 2018 State IT Recognition Awards.
The Department of Labor is an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available to individuals with disabilities upon request.