Utah has re-enacted and expanded its military protections—the law was signed and took effect immediately on March 18, 2024. The law requires employers of all sizes to provide military leave and other employment rights.

Specifically, employers are required to:

Provide up to five years of leave to employees who are members of a reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces when they are ordered to active duty (including for training), inactive duty training, or state active duty
Provide employees who are called to service in the Utah National Guard or the Utah State Defense Force with the same rights and protections provided by federal law for employees that are called to federal military service
Restore these employees to their job at the completion of their service with the seniority, status, rate of pay, and rate of vacation accrual that they would be entitled to under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
Action Item
Update your military leave policy to reflect these new protections.