Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Rhonda H. Armstrong, Pilchak & Cohen, PC
- Michigan law prohibits an employer from terminating or otherwise discriminating against someone because of membership in the military. See Michigan Military Leave.
- Michigan law provides leave and reemployment rights that extend coverage beyond the federal Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act (USERRA). See Military Leave and Reemployment Rights - General Provisions.
- Michigan's reemployment rights are more generous than USERRA in several respects, including longer applicable reporting dates employees must follow after being relieved of duty and not setting any particular cap on leave that must be offered. See Military Leave and Reemployment Rights - General Provisions.
- Public employers in Michigan must extend greater military leave rights to public employees. See Public Employer Leave and Reemployment Rights.
- Members of the civil air patrol may take job-protected leave. See Civil Air Patrol Leave.