Tag: Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)

Know Your Obligations to Employees on Military Leave

Most HR professionals are aware that under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and similar state laws, they have to provide military leave for employees with military service obligations, such as those who serve in the National Guard and military reserves, and reemploy them when the duty is over. What often isn’t […]

United Airlines Pilot’s Sick Leave Claim Ruled Infirm

Employees summoned to military service receive certain job protections under a federal law known as the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). The law requires employers to provide employees on military leave any seniority-based benefit they would have accrued but for the service. A recent case from the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of […]


Under USERRA, Right to Reinstatement in Former Position Not Absolute

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) provides employee members of the military services the right to reinstatement in the same position they left when they went on active duty. Problems can arise for employers, however, when changes in the workplace affect a servicemember’s job. A recent decision by the U.S. 8th Circuit […]

USERRA Claim by Veteran Who Applied for New Job After Deployment

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA), the federal law that establishes the rights and responsibilities of uniformed servicemembers and their civilian employers, generally guarantees an employee returning from military service or training the right to be reemployed in his former job with the same benefits. In a recent decision handed […]

HR Issues that Arise when Natural Disasters Hit

Natural disasters raise a host of issues for employers, regardless of whether these employers have a direct presence in the affected areas or whether they have employees residing in or telecommuting from them. Sometimes employers are forced to close or are able to remain open in some capacity, but employees are not able to travel […]

In remembering 9/11, don’t forget USERRA

by Bill Ruhling September 11, 2016, marks 15 years since the attacks on the United States that propelled the country into a war on terror that we continue to wage. It also has brought to the forefront the sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform. The upcoming anniversary of those events serves as […]

Looking to hire former service members? Veterans offer advice, encouragement

As Veterans Day approaches, the nation looks at ways to honor those who have served in the military. But honors alone don’t get former service members employed once they re-enter the civilian world. So employers need not just an understanding of the legal requirements related to employing or reemploying veterans; they also need to understand […]


Active duty military employees are on leave, not inactive

by Jane Pfeifle An employer’s failure to include a deployed servicemember on a list of employees when it sold its assets may be a violation of the benefit provisions of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). Facts Jonathan Dorris, a floor hand for TXD Services and a member of the Arkansas National […]

Atten-hut! Know your USERRA obligations

by Steve Jones Q What are my obligations to employees who are in the military, are called to serve, and then seek to return to their civilian jobs? What if an employee will be deployed for more than a year? A The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) governs the employment of military […]