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USERRA requirements for other states

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

Authors: Shafeeqa W. Giarratani and James I. Hughes, Norton Rose Fulbright


  • A Texas private employer must give a leave of absence to employees who belong to the state military forces and are called to active duty. See Private Employers.
  • Public employees who take military leave are entitled to a paid leave of absence of up to 15 days. Such employees are also entitled to be reemployed in the same or a similar position. See Public Employers.
  • Texas has a specific statute that grants firefighters and police officers military leave. See Firefighters and Police Officers.
  • Texas law gives hiring preference in public employment to qualified veterans or qualifying surviving spouses. See Hiring Preference.