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USERRA Rights Of Military Personnel And Leave Rights Of Families

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Military leave concerns not only employees enlisted in the armed services, but their family members as well.  Here's a rundown of the employment rights of both military personnel and their families afforded to them by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and state statutes.


Protection For Service Members

Here are some highlights of USERRA.

Hiring: You may not deny initial employment because of an individual's military status or obligation to perform service. This means you may not refuse to hire an applicant because of his/her status as a service member or because he/she was called to duty and cannot begin working immediately.

Leave: A leave of absence may include time spent preparing for service; it is not limited to time actually spent serving. The Department of Labor (DOL) refused to place a limitation or prescribe a time frame on the amount of time that may elapse between the ...(register to read more)

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