Memorial Day is a time to remember those who served. It's also a good time to remember your duty, as an employer, to employees who currently serve in our armed forces.
Under the federal Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), which applies to all employers, business owners can't discriminate against employees in hiring, retention, promotion or employment benefits based on past, present or future membership in the armed services (or other "uniformed services"). At its core, USERRA is a military leave law.
Here are five USERRA military leave laws every employer should know: