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District of Columbia Military Service (USERRA): What you need to know

Some states have comprehensive laws that guarantee private sector employees time off for military duty and reinstatement rights, but the District of Columbia does not have such a law. Private employers are covered by the federal Uniformed Service Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) of 1994 (38 USC 4301et seq.). There is additional information and details. .
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Active duty, inactive duty training, and field coast defense training. A public employee is entitled to leave without loss in pay, leave, service, or performance rating for active duty, inactive-duty training, or to engage in field coast defense training as a reserve member of the armed forces or member of the National Guard. Leave may not exceed 15 calendar days per fiscal year and, to the extent that it is not used in a fiscal year, will accumulate for use in the succeeding fiscal year until it totals 15 days at the beginning of a fiscal year.
Federal service. A public employee who is a member of a reserve component of the armed forces or the National Guard is entitled to leave for the purpose of providing military aid “to enforce the law or for the purpose of providing assistance to civil authorities in the protection or saving of life, property, or the prevention of injury” for federal service.
State service. A public employee who is a member of a reserve component of the armed forces or the National Guard is entitled to up to 22 days paid leave per calendar year for the purpose of providing military aid “to enforce the law or for the purpose of providing assistance to civil authorities in the protection or saving of life, property, or the prevention of injury” for full-time military service for his ...

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