Permanent employees who leave a job to enter the U.S. armed forces, National Guard, or reserves are entitled to a leave of absence for the period of their military service.
Employers must reinstate individuals honorably discharged from the military to their former position or a position of like seniority, status, and pay, provided that they:
• Apply within 90 days of their release or within 1 year of service-related hospitalization
• Are still qualified to perform their previous job
Private employers must reinstate these individuals unless circumstances make their reinstatement impossible or unreasonable.
Benefits. Employees who have been on military leave are to be treated as if they have been on a leave of absence. They ...