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Resources Maine Government Agencies

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Please select a topic below to jump directly to the corresponding agency:

1. Discrimination/Harassment

2. Safety & Health

3. Unemployment Insurance

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

5. Workers' Compensation

1. Discrimination/Harassment

For more information about filing a discrimination or harassment claim in Maine, see our page on filing a discrimination complaint: Maine

Discrimination/Harassment - State Agency

Maine Human Rights Commission
51 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0051
Phone: (207) 624-6050
TTY/TTD: (207) 624-6064
Fax: (207) 624-6063
Web Address: http://www.state.me.us/mhrc/index.shtml

Agency Description/Mission: The Maine Human Rights Commission's mission is to ensure equality of opportunity by vigorously enforcing laws prohibiting discrimination in employment, housing, education, public accommodations and credit.

Discrimination/Harassment - Local Offices of Federal Agency (EEOC)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Boston Area Office

John F. Kennedy Federal Building
Government Center
4th Floor, Room 475
Boston, MA 02203
Phone: (617) 565-3200
TTY: (617) 565-3204

For more information about this agency, see the EEOC section of our page on federal agencies

2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
Bangor Area Office

202 Harlow Street, Room 211
Bangor, ME 04401
Phone: (207) 941-8177
Fax: (207) 941-8179

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
Portland District Office

100 Middle Street, Suite 410 West
Portland, ME 04101
Phone: (207) 780-3178
Fax: (207) 780-3171

For more information about this agency, see the OSHA section of our page on federal agencies

3. Unemployment Insurance

Maine Department of Labor
Bureau of Unemployment Compensation

Phone: (207) 287-2316
Web Address: http://www.maine.gov/labor/unemployment/benefits.html

How to Claim Benefits
Frequently Asked Questions About Unemployment
Unemployment Publications and Forms

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards - State Agency

Bureau of Labor Standards
Wage and Hour Division

45 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0045
Phone: (207) 624-6400
Fax: (207) 624-6449
TTY: (800) 794-1110
E-Mail: webmaster.bls@state.me.us
Web Address: http://www.state.me.us/labor/bls/wagehour.htm

Agency Description/Mission: Employers and employees rely on the Bureau of Labor Standards to help make their workplaces safer; to uphold standards for minimum wages, child labor, migrant and immigrant workers, and other practices; and to gather information on the world of work in Maine.

Frequently Asked Questions
Maine Employee Rights Guide

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards - Local Offices of Federal Agency (DOL)

U.S. Department of Labor
ESA Wage & Hour Division
Manchester District Office

1750 Elm Street, Suite 111
Manchester, NH 03104-2907
Phone: (603) 666-7716
Fax: (603) 666-7600

For more information about this agency, see the U.S. Department of Labor section of our page on federal agencies

5. Workers' Compensation (for job-related injuries or illness)

Maine Workers' Compensation Board
27 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0027
Phone: (207) 287-3751
Toll-Free (Maine Only): (888) 801-9087
TTY: (207) 287-6119
Fax: (207) 287-7198
Web Address: http://www.state.me.us/wcb/

Agency Description/Mission: The Maine Workers' Compensation Board's mission is to serve the employees and employers of the State fairly and expeditiously by ensuring compliance with the workers' compensation laws, ensuring the prompt delivery of benefits legally due, promoting the prevention of disputes, utilizing dispute resolution to reduce litigation and facilitating labor-management cooperation.

Facts About Maine's Workers' Compensation Laws
Worker Advocate Program

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