Leave to Attend Military Ceremonies

Under Minnesota law, any employer with one or more employees must grant an unpaid leave of absence for an employee to attend military ceremonies if the employee’s immediate family member has been ordered into active service in support of a war or other national emergency as a member of the United States armed forces.  The employer may limit the amount of leave to the actual time necessary for the employee to attend a send-off or homecoming ceremony for his or her family member, not to exceed one day’s duration in any calendar year.  See Minn. Stat. § 181.948.

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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