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USERRA: An Employer’s Guide to Military Leave Law

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Military reservists are drilled on their employment rights, so employers need to be prepared as well. This special report from HR Specialist outlines the main federal law that provides job protection to reservists and National Guard troops. It's known as the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). Because some states
have their own, more-generous military leave laws, check with your state labor department before making any decisions on military leave.


USERRA is intended to minimize the disadvantages to reservists and National Guard troops who need temporary leave from their civilian jobs to serve in the military. The law is intended to encourage noncareer uniformed service so the U.S. military can continue to be staffed by qualified people, while maintaining a balance with the needs of private and public emplo...(register to read more)

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