December 2021

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Maine expands family and medical leave

10/07/21

Author: ADP Admin/Sunday, October 3, 2021/Categories: Compliance Corner , State Compliance Update, Maine

Maine has enacted legislation (Legislative Document 61) that expands the state’s family and medical leave law. The law takes effect October 18, 2021.

Background:

Maine requires employers with 15 or more employees to provide up to 10 weeks of unpaid leave in any two-year period for the following reasons:

·       The employee’s serious health condition;   

·       The birth of the employee's or domestic partner’s child;

·       The placement for adoption of a child 16 years of age or younger with the employee or the employee's domestic partner;

·       A child, domestic partner's child, parent, domestic partner, sibling or spouse with a serious health condition;   

·       The employee’s organ donation; or

·      The death or serious health condition of the employee's spouse, domestic partner, parent, sibling or child while on active duty in the military.

 

Legislative Document 61:

Beginning October 18, 2021, employees will also be entitled to take such for their grandchild or their domestic partner's grandchild with a serious health condition.

Compliance Recommendations:

Covered employers should review their policies and procedures and ensure compliance with Legislative Document 61. Please contact your dedicated service professional with any questions.

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