Military Affairs and Defense

The Rhode Island Military Family Relief Act

SECTION 30-33-4

§ 30-33-4. Employee benefits protection.

(a) Any employee who exercises the right to family military leave under this act, upon the expiration of their leave, shall be entitled to restoration, by the employer, to the position held by the employee when the leave commenced or to a position with equivalent seniority status, employee benefits, pay, and other terms and conditions of employment. This section does not apply if the employer proves that the employee was not restored as provided in this section because of conditions unrelated to the employee's exercise of rights under this act.

(b) During any family military leave taken under this act, the employer shall make it possible for employees to continue their benefits at the employee's expense. The employer and employee may negotiate for the employer to maintain benefits at the employer's expense for the duration of the leave.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2008, ch. 61, § 1; P.L. 2008, ch. 65, § 1.)