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USERRA: Legal guidelines

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USERRA prohibits employers from discriminating against employees in regard to hiring, firing, promotion, training, or any other terms or conditions of employment based on past, present, or future military service. But USERRA goes further and delineates notification requirements both before and after active duty; employee rights to compensation and benefits accrued while they are on leave; and when reinstatement must occur and when it can be refused.

USERRA was signed into law in October 1994 to replace and strengthen the Veterans’ Reemployment Rights Act (VRRA).  Under USERRA, employers cannot deny initial employment, reemployment, retention in employment, promotion, or any benefit of employment to an applicant/employee based on membership, application for membership, performance of service, application for service, or obligation for service in the uniformed services.

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