My husband just returned from a deployment in iraq. He is in the army reserve and while his employer did hold his job for him, he did not accumulate any type of leave while he was deployed. Is this a common practice? We assumed he was accumulating leave so he was looking forward to getting paid time off when he returned home so he can adjust being back home and to relax.Answer Question
Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 9:43 PM on Aug. 27, 2010
When my husband was deployed his civilian employer paid him 18 days of military leave, he accrued 10 hours of leave every month, and he got his annual pay raise that he had missed. Not sure what the laws are on what they are suppose to offer, but I guess my husband got lucky with his employer.
Answer by JeremysMom at 9:44 PM on Aug. 27, 2010
Answer by Annabel1809Lee at 9:45 PM on Aug. 27, 2010
While employees continue to accrue seniority while away on duty, under USERRA an employer is not required to provide short term compensation (pay, vacation accrual etc.) However while on active duty, employees must receive all benefits available to other employees on comparable leaves of absence.
An employee is eligible for any benefits they had accrued before taking military leave and can take vacation which has already been earned, but cannot be forced to do so. See the section on UE bargaining tips.
Answer by musicmom08 at 10:31 PM on Aug. 27, 2010
Answer by Annabel1809Lee at 10:33 PM on Aug. 27, 2010
Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 11:52 AM on Aug. 29, 2010
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