The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (“USERRA”) is a federal law passed in 1994 which affects all employers, regardless of their size and protects military service members and veterans from employment discrimination based upon their services in the armed forces. It also provides them with certain re-employment rights following certain periods of uniformed service.
Clyde Snow attorneys have experience with USERRA and the myriad state military leave laws. We are well-equipped to provide guidance to employers as they strive to comply with USERRA, including how to best communicate with service members regarding their service-related absences from the work place, proper updates to employee handbooks to include USERRA-related leave policies, and questions employers can and cannot ask or expect to have answered. Additionally, Clyde Snow attorneys have the expertise required to defend against USERRA-related claims, including Department of Labor (DOL) complaints, USERRA discrimination claims, USERRA hostile work environment claims, claims for failure to provide the required military leave under USERRA, and claims for failure to reinstate or apply the escalator provision to returning service members.