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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 Sawyer & Nelson


  • There are various types of leave that may be available to an employee in Maine. See Leaves of Absence.
  • Maine requires a covered employer to provide up to 10 weeks of family medical leave to eligible employees. See Family and Medical Leave.
  • An employer must provide leave for victims of domestic violence to obtain medical treatment and attend necessary court hearings. See Domestic Violence Leave.
  • An employer must allow an employee to take leave to serve as a juror. See Jury Duty Leave.
  • An employer must provide state legislators with a leave of absence for one legislative term. See Legislative Leave.
  • Maine protects the employment of an employee who is a firefighter, an emergency medical services person or a search-and-rescue volunteer who is late to or absent from work due to responding to an emergency. See Emergency Responder Leave; Search-and-Rescue Volunteer Leave.
  • An employer 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 Public Health Emergency Leave.
  • An employee 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.
  • Veterans may take time off from work to attend certain medical appointments. See Veterans Medical Appointment Leave.
  • A covered employer must provide paid time off that employees may use for any reason. See Earned Paid Leave.