• Uniform Services Employment & Reemployment Rights Act

    The Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) is law designed to protect servicemembers from employment discrimination based on past or present military service or National Guard or Reserve status. If a servicemember leaves a civilian job to perform military service, he or she may be entitled to special protection, including retention, re-employment, promotions, and other benefits.

  • Family Medical Leave Act

    Under the Family and Medical Leave Act, most employers with 50 or more employees must grant an eligible employee up to a total of 12 workweeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period for one or more reasons.

  • National Guard & Reservists

    If you are in the Massachusetts National Guard, you receive additional employment protections. No employer (public or private) can discriminate against you under M.G.L. c. 33, s. 13. If you work for the state, you get paid your state salary while you are on certain types of duty in the Commonwealth at the order of the commander-in-chief. This applies to counties and municipalities, if they adopt M.G.L. c. 33, s. 59. These duties include annual training, emergency assistance, repelling invasions or suppressing insurrections, controlling riots or mobs, or protecting persons or property during catastrophes or natural disasters.

  • Finding Employment

    Information on various employment programs available to Veterans.