Employees who are military reservists are entitled to a reasonable period of leave for service with the reserve force. The leave covers training and active service. Active service would include a regular deployment or a deployment in response to an emergency. Reserve Force leave is unpaid, job-protected leave for as many days as required.
An employee must have worked with the employer for at least 13 weeks to be eligible for this leave. Written notice must be provided to the employer as soon as possible before the leave begins. The employee must also notify the employer as soon as possible of their anticipated period of service. The employer may also ask the employee to provide confirmation from a reserve force official of the employee's reserve force status, and the anticipated period of service.
Upon returning, an employee is entitled to return to the same job if the employment leave is for 60 days or less. If the leave is longer than 60 days, the employee can be reinstated to a comparable job. The employee must receive at least the same wage and benefits as before the leave.