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Other Leaves: Maine

Other Leaves requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Kai McGintee, Bernstein Shur


  • Maine requires employers with 15 or more employees to provide up to 10 weeks of family medical leave to employees. Leave may be paid or unpaid. See Family and Medical Leave of Absence.
  • Maine law requires employers to allow employees to take leave to serve as jurors. See Jury Duty Leave.
  • Employers must provide leave for victims of domestic violence to obtain medical treatment and attend necessary court hearings. See Leave for Victims of Domestic Violence.
  • Employers may not terminate or discipline certain employees (i.e., volunteer firefighters) for failing to report to work on time if the employee is responding in the line of duty to a call. See Emergency Responder Leave.
  • Employers must provide state legislators with a leave of absence for one legislative term. See Leave for State Legislators.
  • Employers must grant reasonable and necessary leave from work, with or without pay, when the leave request is related to an extreme public health emergency. See Leave for Public Health Emergency.
  • Employees may be entitled to military leave if they serve as state military members, state Army and Air National Guard members or national reservists and are employed in other than a temporary position. See Military Leave.