S.P. 638 - L.D. 1805
An Act to Ensure Prompt Payment of Unemployment Compensation Benefits to Displaced Workers
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 26 MRSA §1194, sub-§1-A is enacted to read:
1-A. Partial unemployment claim forms. An employer shall issue a properly completed partial unemployment claim form to each of the employer's employees who is customarily employed full time and who is given less than full-time hours during a week due to a lack of work, or who is given no work for one week due to a lack of work and who is not separated from that employer.
A. Partial unemployment claim forms for a week must be provided to eligible employees no later than the day that the payroll for that week is available to employees.
B. An employer who fails to provide a partial unemployment claim form in accordance with this subsection is subject to a fine of $25 per day per form for each day the form is late.
C. An employer is not required to issue a partial unemployment claim form to an employee:
(1) Whose earnings or earnings plus holiday pay for the week exceed the maximum weekly benefit amount plus $5; or
(2) Whose vacation or holiday pay for the week exceeds the maximum weekly benefit amount.
D. The Director of Unemployment Compensation may authorize the use of partial unemployment claim forms for periods of 2 or more consecutive weeks in which the employee is given no work.
Effective September 18, 1999, unless otherwise indicated.
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