Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Michael S. Hudson, The Kullman Firm
- Mississippi has no special requirements for private employers regarding military leave, other than the federal requirements set forth in the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA), except that Mississippi law provides criminal penalties for private employers who (among other things) willfully deprive a military reservist or former servicemember of his or her employment, or who discriminate against a military reservist because of his or her military status. See Private Employers; Discrimination.
- Public employees are entitled to leave to fulfill military obligations without loss of pay, time, annual leave, or efficiency rating, on all days during which they are ordered to duty to participate in training at encampments, field exercises, maneuvers, outdoor target practice, or for other exercises, for periods not to exceed 15 days. See Public Employers.