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Paid Military Service Leave

paid military service leave

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In a recent court case, it was ruled that employees who take off for military duty may be entitled to paid leave from their employers. United Airlines was sued for failing to provide paid military leave under the Uniformed Services Employee and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).

USERRA states that employers must provide paid military leave to the same extent that they provide paid leave for absences like jury duty and sick leave. The court held that USERRA requires payment for military leave if the employer provides payment for comparable leaves.

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Bill Enright

Bill Enright

Bill Enright is Director of Consulting Services at National Insurance Services (NIS). He’s responsible for the management, fulfillment, and strategic direction of the full benefit consulting clients and services and the professional development of NIS full benefit consulting personnel. Bill is a 29+ year veteran in the employee benefits industry, from insurance carrier, benefit consultant, and now director. He has been published on the topics of health care reform and has served on the advisory committees and insurance lobbying groups at the state and local level. Bill served in the U.S Army Reserves as a non-commissioned officer for 11 years. He’s also involved with Special Olympics, youth sports coaching, and is a small group leader at his church.