HB 314/LM (BR 323) - J. Greer, L. Belcher, R. Adams, J. Bell, D. Butler, R. Damron, J. Higdon, D. Horlander, C. Miller, D. Pasley, S. Riggs, C. Siler, J. Tilley, R. Wilkey
AN ACT relating to employment rights for members of the uniformed services.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 36 to establish definitions; establish right of military leave for a member of the Kentucky National Guard or Reserve component with Kentucky as home of record and require reasonable notice be given to employer of that member; establish reemployment rights for returning members at the same pay and benefits as if the member had been continuously employed if member contacts employer within specified amount of time after return from active duty, or in another position if the member has a disability which makes them unqualified for their previous position; limit reemployment rights to members honorably discharged or otherwise satisfactorily released from active duty and when active duty is less than five years cumulatively; establish right to continue insurance benefits during active duty; provide that rights are supplemental to any federal rights and does not supersede any agreement that provide more beneficial rights to members; establish right of a member who is not reemployed under these provisions to bring suit through administrative proceedings or civil action, with the assistance of the Attorney General, Judge Advocates of the Kentucky National Guard, or private attorney, with the right to attorney's fees and costs; establish title as the "Kentucky Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act."
Jan 16-introduced in House
Jan 17-to Seniors, Military Affairs, & Public Safety (H)