Leave for Immediate Family Members of Military Personnel Injured or Killed in Active Service

Under Minnesota law, an employer with one or more employees must grant up to ten working days of a leave of absence without pay to an employee whose immediate family member has been injured or killed while engaged in active service as a member of the United States armed forces.  The amount of leave may be reduced by any period of paid leave provided by the employer.  The employee must provide as much notice as practicable of the employee’s intent to use this type of leave.  See Minn. Stat. § 181.947.

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.

Posted on February 17, 2012, in Employees and the Military, Leaves of Absence and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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