Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Randall Scott Hetrick, Adams and Reese LLP
- USERRA is a federal law that provides leave rights for public and private employees with military obligations. Alabama law will apply in instances where it provides greater benefits, protections and/or rights than USERRA. See Alabama Military Leave.
- Employers should maintain documentation of any impending military leaves and train managers on documentation requirements. See Documentation.
- Military spouses can receive unemployment benefits if they voluntary quit to permanently relocate due to a spouse's change of station orders, activation orders, or unit deployment orders.See Spousal Unemployment.