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USERRA: Kentucky

USERRA requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Emily N. Litzinger, Fisher Phillips


  • 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 Private Employers.
  • 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 Private Employers.
  • Students in the Kentucky National Guard or active militia receive certain protections under Kentucky law. See Students.
  • Public employees returning from military duty are provided with further protections with respect to leaves of absence and job restoration and benefits. See Public Employers.