January 2015 Archives

Employing Members of the Minnesota National Guard

While the Ebola outbreak has mostly faded from American headlines, until this past Saturday, hundreds of Minnesotans were prepared to deploy to Liberia to support U.S. efforts to contain the virus. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa was first reported in March 2014, and the current epidemic has now killed more than all other known Ebola outbreaks combined. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered nearly 700 Minnesota National Guard members from the Rosemount-based 34th Red Bull Infantry Division to be mobilized to support humanitarian relief in Liberia this spring, but on Saturday, the troops were informed that their deployment has been called off. Even though the soldiers are no longer heading to Liberia, with Minnesota National Guard units in sixty-two communities statewide, this is a good reminder for businesses that employ National Guard members or their family members to brush up on the many federal and state laws regarding military leave.

Minneapolis Office
Golden Hills Office Center
701 Xenia Avenue S,
Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN 55416
763–225–6000
Map & Directions

Hutchinson Office
16 Washington Avenue
West, Suite 104
Hutchinson, MN 55350
320–234–0757
Map & Directions

Des Moines Office
Bank of America Building
317 Sixth Avenue,
Suite 1400
Des Moines, IA 50309
515–244–6199
Map & Directions

Mankato Office
Landkamer Building
124 E Walnut Street,
Suite 200
Mankato, MN 56001
507–387–1115
Map & Directions

New Ulm Office
2700 South Broadway
New Ulm, MN 56073
507–354–3111
Map & Directions

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