Act Now Advisory on Paid Leave During Short-Term Military Leave Cited in Military Times

Military Times

The Epstein Becker Green Act Now Advisory, “Seventh Circuit Holds That USERRA May Require Paid Leave During Short-Term Military Leave,” co-authored by attorneys Susan Gross Sholinsky, Dean L. Silverberg, Amanda M. Gómez, was recently cited in the Military Times, in “How Courts May Make Paid Military Leave as Common as Paid Sick Leave,” by Davis Winkie.

Following is an excerpt:

A legal battle is unfolding over paid military leave in courtrooms across the country, as a new wave of class-action lawsuits and court rulings raises a question: are National Guard and Reserve troops entitled to paid short-term military leave under federal law? …

Will the Supreme Court or Congress step in? …

If federal circuit courts were to split on the issue, the Supreme Court is likely to take up the issue …

It’s unclear how soon a circuit court split may emerge, though. The Third Circuit will likely take several more months to decide Travers, and it could be more than a year until Huntsman or another similar case makes it to another circuit. …

“All employers should pay attention to this ruling because class actions and other suits addressing the issue are pending in courts nationwide,” said Epstein Becker & Green lawyers in another post.