What Is “Civil Air Patrol Leave”?

Minnesota has a “civil air patrol leave” law, which requires that “[u]nless the leave would unduly disrupt the operations of the employer, an employer shall grant a leave of absence without pay to an employee for time spent rendering service as a member of the civil air patrol on the request and under the authority of the state or any of its political subdivisions.”  See Minn. Stat. § 181.946.

What is the “Civil Air Patrol”?  The Civil Air Patrol is a federally supported, non-profit corporation that serves as the official civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force.  Employees who are members of the Civil Air Patrol may be called to serve on missions relating to search and rescue, disaster relief, or homeland security operations.  For more information on the Civil Air Patrol, check out the following links:

About Michael Miller

Michael is a Chambers-rated attorney in Briggs and Morgan's Employment, Benefits, and Labor group and is head of the firm’s Employment Law Counseling and Compliance practice group. He has 25 years experience counseling employers to prevent unwanted litigation and advises companies of ongoing changes in federal, state and local employment law. Michael advises employers in all areas of employment law including discipline and discharge, leaves of absence, wage and hour compliance, non-compete and confidentiality agreements, affirmative action plans, background checking, and drug/alcohol testing. For Michael's full bio, click here.

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