The continuing military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have found increasing numbers of Indiana National Guard members and reservists being called to duty.
Federal law has long provided protection for employees who honor their military commitments under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act.
Now Indiana has joined a growing number of states that require midsize and larger employers to provide job-protected leave to eligible employees who have family members on active duty in the U.S. armed forces and the Indiana National Guard.
The law is expected to have a significant impact on Indiana employers since more than 37,000 Indiana residents serve in the military or in National Guard units.
Note, though, that the deployed family member doesn’t have to be an Indiana resident. (For more on the law’s requirements, see “Who is eligible for MFLA leave?” in box below.)
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