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Ignoring your military pay policy may be costly

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If, like many employers, you honor military service with special pay arrangements for those who serve their country, take note: If you don’t follow your own handbook, you may find a court ready to punish you with big damages.

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) does not require employers to pay soldiers during military absences. Nonetheless, many employers do provide some sort of compensation provision in their military leave policies.

That may have been fine back in the days when being in the armed forces reserves meant one training weekend per month and two weeks’ active duty in the summer. Today, however, many reservists serve for months, even years. A pay policy that does not have a limit may produce a huge liability for employers.

Recent case:
Kevin Koehler began working for Pepsi as a route salesman in Cincinnati beginning in 2000. After 9/11, he signed up for an eight-year...(register to read more)

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