What Employers Still Don't Get About Benefits For Veterans

Law360 (January 13, 2020, 4:25 PM EST) -- The end of 2019 marked the 25th anniversary of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, or USERRA, the principal federal statute that protects our military service members in the civilian workforce. USERRA is arguably the most employee-friendly federal employment law, and there are approximately 10 million veterans in the U.S. labor force who may qualify for the statute’s protections.

Yet the law remains relatively unfamiliar to employers who tend to hold the same misconceptions about the employment rights of service members. If these employers do not develop at least a basic understanding of USERRA, they face exposure to potentially...

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