Military Leave Cases: Military Leave for Employees

December 27, 2012

Military Leave Cases: Military Leave for Employees 150 150 Shegerian Law

Military Leave | Shegerian & Associates Gets You Results

While many companies and employers have policies about their employers taking a leave of absence for many different reasons, one of the most common and heavily protected employee leave times are military leave. Due to the political atmosphere and current military involvement, taking time off of work to serve in the armed forces is becoming an increasingly popular choice among both men and women in the work place.

The Leave Time You Deserve

Employers are required by law to give their employees up to five years of military leave time. When an employee returns to the company, the employer is required to give them their position back with the same pay rate and benefits they had when they left their job to serve in the military. Once an employee returns to their job after serving in the military, they cannot be fired or let go without good cause for 180 days after their return, thus further protecting their job and their rights.

Returning to Work

With so many people in the armed forces beginning to return to work, it is important to know your rights and know that your job should be waiting for you and you won’t be penalized for taking military leave. However, some employers may not honor these rules and simply hope that their employees do not know their rights. If you or a loved one is returning from military leave and planning to return to a job they left, be sure you have Shegerian & Associates on your side.

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