• Business News & Resources for navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic

    We're dealing with uncertain times - here's a stream of resources and information for helping your business survive the COVID-19 pandemic.

    These have certainly been challenging times for our state and nation. As Governor Mills begins to reopen the state and businesses resume operations at some level, below is some useful guidance regarding the call back of employees businesses should be aware of. Employees cannot lie on their claims…so they will need to refuse the work; which, yes can cause an issue and delay in their unemployment benefits. Should they opt not to return when contacted, they will need to put the reason they’ve refused work

    Maine Department of Labor will begin accepting Pandemic Unemployment Assistance applications this Friday, May 1. Pandemic Unemployment Assistance is a new federal program which expanded eligibility for unemployment benefits to certain categories of workers not typically able to receive unemployment in the past, such as self-employed and those who did not have enough earnings to qualify for state unemployment.