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USERRA Compliance Tips for Employers

Legal overview of employment legal rights for Servicemembers designed to educate employers.

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These laws ensure that the patriotism and selfless service of our Country’s Reserve Component Servicemembers are rewarded with job security and dignity in the workplace. As one court so aptly stated: “He who was called to the colors was not to be penalized on his return by reason of his absence from his civilian job…. He shall be … restored without loss of seniority … during the period of his service for his country…. [H]e does not step back on the seniority escalator at the point he stepped off. He steps back on at the precise point that he would have occupied had he kept his position continuously during the war…. This legislation is to be construed liberally for the benefit of those who left private life to serve their country in its hour of need.” Fishgold v. Sullivan Drydock, 328 U.S. 275 (1946).

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