Leave of Absence Tool – Employers Covered by Maine FMLRA

Assess whether your employee is entitled to a family or medical leave of absence, paid family sick leave, or leave in connection with domestic violence under Maine law.

I. Eligibility for Family / Medical Leave

If you answered “yes” to each of the foregoing questions, the employee is likely eligible for leave under the Maine Family and Medical Leave Requirements Act, which provides that employees are entitled to take up to 10 weeks of unpaid family or medical leave in any two-year period.

II. Eligibility for Paid Family Sick Leave

If you answered “yes” to the foregoing questions, you must allow the employee to use paid leave to care for the ill immediate family member. By adopting an express policy, employers may limit the amount of accrued paid leave that may be taken for this purpose to no fewer than 40 hours in a 12 month period.

III. Domestic Violence Leave

If you answered “yes” to the foregoing questions, the employee is likely entitled to leave under Maine law.