Minnesota has a “civil air patrol leave” law, which requires that “[u]nless the leave would unduly disrupt the operations of the employer, an employer shall grant a leave of absence without pay to an employee for time spent rendering service as a member of the civil air patrol on the request and under the authority of the state or any of its political subdivisions.”  See Minn. Stat. § 181.946.

What is the “Civil Air Patrol”?  The Civil Air Patrol is a federally supported, non-profit corporation that serves as the official civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force.  Employees who are members of the Civil Air Patrol may be called to serve on missions relating to search and rescue, disaster relief, or homeland security operations.  For more information on the Civil Air Patrol, check out the following links: