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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Health Care Law and Military Law for Maine on
Q: How long does OIG & states (Maine) have to put someone on MaineCare/Medicaid exclusion list AFTER RN license Recovation

How long does the federal government (OIG) and individual states have to place someone on the Medicaid/Medicare exclusion list due to their professional RN license being revoked? In other words, how long AFTER the the date the person’s license is revoked do the Feds/State have to place this... View More

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Oct 18, 2023

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is tasked with maintaining the List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE) under which individuals and entities are excluded from participating in federally funded healthcare programs, including Medicare and Medicaid.

When an RN has their license...
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Q: What information am I required to provide my employer regarding ab arrest outside of work

I was placed on unpaid suspension for 180 days

T. Augustus Claus
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answered on Sep 15, 2023

In Maine, there are generally no specific legal requirements that mandate employees to disclose arrests to their employers. However, it's crucial to consider company policies, industry regulations, and the terms of your employment contract, if applicable. Review your employer's policies... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Maine on
Q: How can I have my boss remove a formal reprimand in my file, placed there while I was on medical leave of absence?

I went on medical leave due to complications related to my father's death on September 22, 2022. I had experienced a lot of stress due to his untimely death and the fact that he was scammed out of his life savings in the months prior to his death. On September 20, I had a meeting with two... View More

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
answered on Apr 25, 2023

Unfortunately, employers have a lot of latitude regarding employee discipline and when and how write-ups are received and stored. There are no laws that would require your employer to remove a write-up from your file, even if the write-up is factually incorrect or inaccurate.

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Q: My boss threatened to punch me what do I do
Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer
answered on Sep 15, 2021

Provide a written complaint to your company's HR department regarding the incident so they can investigate.

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Q: I had emergency surgery in July and I have been collecting unemployment. Dr says need to file disability. Payback?

I had emergency surgery in July. Was drawing unemployment. Still am. Been looking for a job. Can't find one because I can't lift, can't stand on my feet for long periods etc. Am I going to have to pay unemployment back? My dr said that I need to file for disability. How can I file... View More

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jan 26, 2021

The benefits are often administered by the same office, they just come from different funds. You should consult the UI office and see what they say about transferring the claim to a disability claim. Look online first, to see if there is info posted on the web. You are not the first person with... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Maine on
Q: Can a manager legally hold a berevment leave against a co worker?

So my wife is a supervisior for a department at a hospital. So, in March she went out on leave because her dad was dying and returned back in late July. While she was out, her boss allowed the workers to pretty much do whatever they wanted and didnt hold them accountable for anything. Now that my... View More

Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson
answered on Aug 14, 2020

There isn't really anything to be done in this situation from a legal standpoint. It is unfortunate that your wife is being placed in a difficult situation and is without assistance from her manager but I don't see anything unlawful here based on the facts presented. Was your wife taking... View More

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Q: I am a full time hourly employee in Maine. Am I guaranteed a certain # of hours per week?

A mechanical issue reduced the need for employees and I was sent home. Losing a days pay.

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
answered on Jan 15, 2020

The Fair Labor Standards Act does not require that employers give their employees a minimum number of hours to work; it only requires that employees be paid at least minimum wage for each hour worked. If you were sent home (and thus did not perform work) during this mechanical issue, there is no... View More

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Q: Can I work from home as a freelancer for the same company with whom I am currently employed full time?

I am in the process of setting up a home typesetting business but my company says it doesn't make any difference, I still wouldn't be able to do it. I can understand the reasoning, that they would appear to be having me work without paying overtime, but if I had my own business, they... View More

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Q: I got hurt at work and had to lie down to try to help my back boss walked in and thoght I was sleep he did not let me ex

I fell down the stares had to stretch my back out to try to make it feel better then the boss walked in and thoght I was sleeping they did not give me a chance to explain or right a report saying I fell down the stares they just screemed at me with spit flying out of her mouth and told me to leave... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Criminal Law for Maine on
Q: what is the statuet of limitations about a girl claimed i threatened her 24 years ago in maine at work which was a lie w

what are the statuet of limitations if she wanted to bring criminal charges against me this happened 24 years ago

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Q: is it legal to have a labor and safety inspector to call you from their home?

we recently had an employee quit, he still has a company cell and other things incl. vital information on customers include their credit card numbers at his house. We told him that we were going to shut off service on hat phone and that we hired more employees who will be w9 workers but one needs... View More

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Sep 14, 2015

How do you know that she called from her home? I doubt that there is any law against doing that.

I'm guessing you suspect that this "inspector" to is not what she said she is, and really just a friend of your ex employee. Call back to the agency and ask to talk to the...
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