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» New Law in Maine Provides Veterans Medical Leave

July 23, 2019

HR News Alerts

A new law (PDF) in Maine, effective Sept. 19, 2019, will require employers to allow veterans to take time away from work to attend a scheduled appointment at a medical facility operated by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

Employers that provide paid leave must allow veteran employees to use this paid leave for the purpose described above. If no paid leave is available, employees are entitled to use unpaid leave.

The new law requires employees to provide their employers with notice as soon as reasonably possible of their intent to use this leave.

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