Tag: National Guard


Comcast and Walmart Focus on Military Hiring

Several major employers have recently announced new or increased efforts to hire members of the military community as part of their recruitment initiatives. The military community includes not only active military members but veterans, reservists, guardsmen, and women and their spouses.


Partnership Program Helps Veterans Transition to Analytics Careers

Employers seeking job candidates with analytics skills are increasingly likely to find a fit between their needs and military veterans, thanks to a collaboration between the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) and analytics provider SAS.

Program allows employers to support servicemembers

by Jennifer S. Frank and Danielle M. Kerr This article focuses on the National Guard’s Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve Program (ESGRP), explaining how employers can support the employment of National Guard and reserve members and how they can manage laws governing the employment of military personnel. National Guard and reserves The National […]

Tempted to Ask, But Shouldn’t

Yesterday’s Advisor briefed on impermissible preemployment inquiries; today, we present more inquiries that you may not have realized you need to avoid. Persons to Notify in Case of Emergency Questions should not be asked about the names and addresses of a job applicant’s relatives. Such inquiries may lead to information related to an applicant’s marital […]

USERRA Leave Hassles—‘I’m Bewildered’

Effland, a shareholder at the Indianapolis office of Ogletree Deakins PC, says that USERRA (Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act) offers two essential rights, the right to take leave, and the right to return. The basics of the law are: Coverage: Virtually all employers, regardless of the number of employees. Eligibility: Virtually all employees […]

Dogs on Duty

We’ve featured several dog-related workplace stories in the HR Strange but True! column. Some of our favorites happen to be about employed canines like Bailey the Beagle, who came to the rescue during the bed bug panic. Thanks to the Hartford Courant, which recently posted a slideshow highlighting 24 dogs at work, we are able […]

Welcome Home, Soldier: Your Obligations to Returning Troops and Their Families

There are two primary laws that will come to bear, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), the subject of this article, and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the subject of a future article. Besides those legal responsibilities, many employers will also consider that they have a broader ethical obligation to those […]

Military FMLA Leave: Qualifying Exigency Leave

by Susan M. Webman and Burton F. Fishman Fortney & Scott, LLC Employees already eligible for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) with family in the military are entitled to two new forms of FMLA leave benefits — qualifying exigency (QE) leave and military caregiver leave (MCL). The rules for employer coverage […]

Former National Guardsman Prevails on Reemployment Claims Against Employer

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) provides, at its core, reemployment rights for employees returning from military service and protection from employment discrimination following reemployment. Last month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit clarified that a qualified service member’s reemployment rights can’t be delayed or otherwise limited […]