Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Jessica L. Skladzien, Kutak Rock LLP
- Kansas private employers must grant an unpaid leave to any eligible employee who is a member of the Kansas (or other state) National Guard in order for the employee to attend drills or annual muster or to perform active service. See Kansas Military Leave.
- Both public and private employers are required to reinstate employees returning from state active duty in the Kansas Army National Guard, Kansas Air National Guard, Kansas state guard or other military force of Kansas or any other state, subject to the employee fulfilling certain obligations. See Reinstatement.
- Employers may not terminate or punish an employee for absences due to the employee's performance of military duty. See Prohibited Actions.
- Kansas requires public employers provide military leave for voluntary or involuntary service in the armed forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, and for state duty with the Kansas National Guard or state guard. See Public Employers.