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USERRA: Massachusetts

USERRA requirements for other states

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

Authors: Lisa Stephanian Burton, Peter J. Mee and Alexandra S. Tuffuor, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP


  • The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) is a federal law that provides leave rights for public and private employees with US or state military obligations. Massachusetts law provides servicemembers with the same rights and privileges as USERRA. See Private Employers.
  • Massachusetts' Fair Employment Practices Law prohibits discrimination in initial employment, reemployment, retention, promotion or any benefit of employment because a person is a member of, applies to perform or has an obligation to perform service in a uniformed military service of the US or the National Guard. See Discrimination.
  • Employees who are veterans are entitled to take leave to observe Veterans Day and to participate in Memorial Day activities. See Veterans.