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

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
  8. 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
  8. 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
  4. Commission review
  5. Appeal to courts
  6. Determination may be reconsidered
  7. 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

Subchapter VIII: Seasonal Employment

Laws

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