Tag: Military leave

Military Leave On April 17, 2018, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts signed legislation (L.B. 1003) amending the state’s military leave law to expand leave entitlements and provide leave without loss of pay. The law is effective July 18, 2018. Read NE L.B. 1003 Financial Data Protection and Consumer Notification of Data Security Breach Act Amended On…

Military Leave Clarifications On March 15, 2018, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed legislation (H.B. 2851) clarifying the calculation of military leave for officers and employees that work shifts spanning more than one calendar day. According to the legislation, if the officer or employee is scheduled to work a shift that begins on one calendar day and…

Question: When an employee notifies the employer before being sworn into the military, is the employee’s job still protected although he or she is not a yet part of the military? Answer: The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) also protects employees who have applied to serve in the uniformed services from discriminatory…

Question: Do candidates for military leave have the same eligibility requirements as with the Family and Medical Leave Act; for example, 12 months, 1250 hours, etc.? Answer: There are two laws related to military leave: one is for the service member, and the other is for the family members of service members. The Uniformed Services Employment and…

Question: How do you coordinate military leave with pay when an employee is out of the office for a short period of time (e.g. 1-2 days or 1-2 weeks vs. a year of leave)? Answer: The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) protects service members’ reemployment rights when returning from a period of…

Question:  Are employers required to continue life and disability insurance while an employee is on active military leave under USSERA? Answer: It depends upon the employer’s benefits continuation practices under their leaves of absence policies. Under USERRA, the bulk of the regulations deal with restoration rights when the employee returns from medical leave.  There the…