The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA): What Matters in Protecting Our Service Members’ Employment Rights | Sessions

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Concurrent Session
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA): What Matters in Protecting Our Service Members’ Employment Rights
In-Person Friday 09/10/2021 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Workplace (Technical)
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn the specific rights reservists and other uniformed service members have under USERRA that protect their civilian employment. 

Participation in the uniformed services can create disruptions in civilian careers and employment. Those affected include the people performing such service, their employers, their fellow employees and their communities. USERRA encourages participation in the uniformed services by eliminating or minimizing these disruptions. The act provides for the prompt re-employment of individuals upon their completion of service; prohibits discrimination against people because of their service; and prohibits retaliation against people seeking protections under the act and anyone assisting people seeking protections, even if they lack status in the uniformed services.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain a better understanding of USERRA so that you can answer USERRA-related questions and provide advice and counsel to employers.
  • Learn how to provide advice and counsel to veterans and uniformed service members as employees.
  • Learn the process for filing a USERRA complaint, the Veterans’ Employment & Training Service’s role in the investigation of such complaints, and the potential referral of such complaints to the Department of Justice or the Office of Special Counsel.
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Presenter:
James Scheppard, State Director in Nevada,
U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS)