Leave for war or emergency. Minnesota law requires public employers to grant a leave of absence of up to four years (unless extended by law) to any employee called to active state or federal military service during time of war or emergency. The leave is not required to be a paid leave. An employee returning from leave must be reinstated to his or her previous position, or one of like seniority, status, and pay, if one is available at the same salary the employee would have received if he or she had not taken leave, provided the employee:
• Produces a certificate of honorable discharge or other official document that shows satisfactory completion of service
• Applies to the employer within 90 days of discharge from actual service or from hospitalization for a service-connected injury (as long as recuperation has not taken more than a year)
• Is not prevented by service-related disability from performing the duties of such position
Upon reinstatement, the employee has the same rights with respect to accrued and future seniority status, efficiency rating, vacation, ...