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USERRA: Alabama

USERRA requirements for other states

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.