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What happens to my job if I join the military?

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) is a federal law that gives members and former members of the U.S. armed forces (Active and Reserve) the right to go back to a civilian job held before being called up for Active duty.

How much do reservist make a month?

Army Reserve E1 with >2 Years Of Time In Grade/Time In Service: $3,639.51 (the Army official site points out that an E-1 will earn less in the first four months of military service than in successive months) The same Army Reservist with four years or more of time in grade/time in service earns $3,639.51.

Do employers have to pay military leave?

Generally, only public employers are required to pay for any part of military leave. Private employers may grant annual leave with or without pay and may pay for all or part of the leave. In the case of active duty leave, the employer may adopt a policy of paying the difference between civilian pay and military pay.

Is military leave unpaid?

Military leave is unpaid. However, employers are required to reserve a position for the employee and to restore payment, benefits, and applicable seniority upon the employee’s return from a military leave of absence.

Is military leave covered under FMLA?

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides special rights to employees with family members in the U.S. National Guard, Reserves, and Regular Armed Forces. Covered employees may take up to 26 weeks of leave in a single year to care for a family member who is seriously ill or injured while on active military duty.

How long is military leave under FMLA?

12 workweeks

What happens if an employee does not qualify for FMLA?

An employer that willfully fails to post the required FMLA notice may be assessed a civil monetary penalty. Under the regulations, the penalty is increased to $110. Q. How soon after an employee provides notice of the need for leave must an employer determine whether someone is eligible for FMLA leave?

How long can you be on military leave?

five years