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USERRA: West Virginia

USERRA requirements for other states

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

Author: Eric E. Kinder, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC


  • In addition to the federal Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, the West Virginia Servicemembers Civil Relief Act provides leave rights for public and private employees with military obligations. See West Virginia Military Leave.
  • The WVSCRA's leave provisions only apply to public employees, while the reinstatement provisions also apply to private employees. See West Virginia Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.
  • West Virginia extends protections to public officers entering military service. See Public Officers.