Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Kathryn Nash, Gray Plant Mooty
- Minnesota law gives employees the right to take military leave. See Minnesota Military Leave - Private Employers.
- Minnesota law prohibits an employer from terminating or otherwise discriminating against an individual because of his or her membership in the military. See Discrimination.
- Public employers in Minnesota must provide leave to public employees for military service. This law also provides for reinstatement of the employee upon completion of his or her duty. These requirements are extended to private employers during times of emergency. See Minnesota Military Leave - Public Employers.
- Minnesota employers of 20 or more people must grant employees unpaid leave to serve as members of the civil air patrol at the request of the State, unless allowing such leave would unduly disrupt the employer's operations. See Leave for Civil Air Patrol Service.
- Minnesota law requires an employer to provide an unpaid leave to employees to attend ceremonies or events for close family members who are in the military. See Leave to Attend Military Ceremonies and Events.
- Minnesota law requires employers to grant up to 10 days of unpaid leave to an employee whose family member has been injured or killed in active military service. See Military Care Leave.