- Employer temporarily ceases operation due to COVID-19
- An individual is quarantined with the expectation of returning to work once the quarantine is over;
- Or, an individual leaves employment due to risk of exposure or infection or to care for a family member.
It also temporarily waives the one week waiting period for benefits so that workers may obtain benefits immediately and ensures claims for UI will not affect an employer’s experience rating. These temporary measures will help relieve the burden of temporary layoffs, isolation, and medically-necessary quarantine on Maine workers and small businesses.
Governor Mills has also urged Maine employers to be generous in their paid leave policies and to allow employees to work from home, if possible.