Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Rhonda Armstrong, Pilchak & Cohen, PC
- Michigan law prohibits an employer from terminating or otherwise discriminating against someone because of membership in the military. See Michigan Military Leave.
- Michigan law provides leave and reemployment rights, which extend coverage beyond the federal Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act (USERRA), to state National Guard and state militia members. See Military Leave and Reemployment Rights - General Provisions.
- Michigan's reemployment rights are more generous than USERRA in several respects, including longer applicable reporting dates employees must follow after being relieved of duty and no cap on the length of leave that must be offered. See Military Leave and Reemployment Rights - General Provisions.
- Members of the civil air patrol may take job-protected leave. See Civil Air Patrol Leave.