Take time away as long as you need under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).
Who is Eligible?
All those in the Armed Forces, Reserved Armed Forces and National Guard who are deployed for duty.
Is My Job Protected?
Your job is protected.
Will I Get Paid While I’m Out?
Your Hitachi pay while you’re out is coordinated with your military pay. In order to take advantage of this coordination, you will need to provide payroll with proof of your military pay. You may be able to supplement your pay with any sick or vacation time, if applicable. While on leave, you still have access to your email and any internal network systems; however, you will not have access to myTime to request and record sick and vacation time. Please work directly with Larkin and Hitachi Vantara regarding using your sick or vacation time for pay when you’re out.
How Can I Apply?
Contact Larkin about your need for leave at least 30 days in advance if possible. They will be your main point of contact throughout your leave, and will coordinate with Hitachi Vantara directly as needed.
What Should I Do When I’m Ready to Come Back?
During your leave, stay in touch with Larkin. Rest assured that your same or similar job will be waiting for you when you return.
When you’re ready to come back to work, you will need to provide the applicable paperwork to Larkin that confirms you’re ready for work. Larkin will work directly with Hitachi Vantara to coordinate. On your first day back, make sure to check in with your manager.
There are some guidelines for how soon you should return to work after your deployment ends:
- Deployment of 31 days or less—your next scheduled work day
- Deployment between 30 and 181 days—within two weeks
- Deployment over 181 days—within 90 days