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General Earned Paid Leave FAQ's
The Bureau has compiled lists of frequently asked questions and answers from the Earned Paid Leave listening sessions held in the Fall of 2019, public comments received on the proposed Rules, public webinar sessions in 2020, stakeholder meetings, and conversations among the Maine Department of Labor staff.
The following information is general guidance based on hypothetical scenarios. It is not legal advice on any specific situation.
Individual cases must be analyzed and decided by the Bureau of Labor Standards (BLS).
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Answer: The Earned Paid Leave Law expressly exempts seasonal employees as defined by the Employment Security Act.
Answer: The 120-day period starts from day one of employment, whether it is seasonal or non-seasonal. However, the employee would not accrue Earned Paid Leave during the established seasonal period.