Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Emily N. Litzinger, Fisher Phillips
- The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) is a federal law that provides leave rights for public and private employees with military obligations. Kentucky law will apply in instances where it provides greater benefits, protections and/or rights than USERRA. See Kentucky Military Leave.
- Kentucky law provides extended protections to members of the military returning from active duty or training. It also prohibits employers from discriminating against any individual because of his or her membership in the Kentucky National Guard or active militia. See Kentucky Military Leave.