This Staff Matters column addresses an employer's concern about an employee being deployed for military service and explores options for managing the situation. The response emphasizes the application of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The article highlights that USERRA, applicable to all employers regardless of size, mandates unpaid leave for military service members and outlines re-employment rights. Practical suggestions for coping with the absence, including hiring temporary staff and having a clear policy in the employee handbook, are provided. The column also hints at future articles discussing strategies for supporting employees during deployment and reintegration.
Schafer, Jodi SPHR, SHRM-SCP
"Staff Matters: Employees on Military Leave,"
The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association: Vol. 104:
5, Article 6.
Available at: https://commons.ada.org/journalmichigandentalassociation/vol104/iss5/6
Business Law, Public Responsibility, and Ethics Commons, Dental Public Health and Education Commons, Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations Commons, Health and Medical Administration Commons, Health Law and Policy Commons, Human Resources Management Commons, Labor and Employment Law Commons, Leadership Commons