Arkansas Military Service (USERRA) laws & HR compliance analysis

Arkansas Military Service (USERRA): What you need to know

The state Military Service Protection Act prohibits discrimination against any person because of military service (AR Code Sec. 12-62-801 through 12-62-808).
Employers may not discharge, refuse to hire, or otherwise discriminate against an individual because of an individual's membership in the armed forces of the state or any other state, including the National Guard, a reserve component of the armed forces, or the militia (AR Code Sec. 12-62-413).
State employees also may not be denied retention in employment or any promotion or other advantage of employment because of their membership in the U.S. reserves (AR Code Sec. 21-3-306).
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Any employee who is called to active state duty as a member of the armed forces of the state or any other state, including the National Guard, a reserve component of the armed forces, or the militia has the same employment and reemployment rights, privileges, and benefits as though called to active duty in U.S. service (AR Code Sec. 12-62-413).
National Guard and reservists.Employees who are members of the armed forces of the state or any other state, including the National Guard or a reserve component of the armed forces, are entitled to 15 days of paid leave per calendar year (plus necessary travel time) for annual training requirements or other official duties.
To the extent this leave is not used in a calendar year, it will accumulate for use in the succeeding calendar year until it totals 15 days at the beginning of a calendar year. The leave is in addition to regular vacation time. Each employee who requests military leave must provide a copy of the orders for his or her personnel file.
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