« A teacher faces dismissal for doing her job | Main | The fight for paid leave for workers »

Military Service

Senator Elbert D. Thomas of Utah explained that the requirement that an employer rehire a veteran when his military obligation was over was "reasonable because these individuals were defending the lives, property, and freedom of all Americans, including their employers." 123 Cong. Rec. 10,573 (1940).

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act provides those called to military service with rights regarding their civilian employment and reemployment. Your rights include

* prompt reinstatement by your civilian employer
* reinstatement in a position of the same status you left
* seniority as if you had not gone into the military
* health insurance reinstatement
* continuation of your health company insurance plan while you are in the military (at your expense) for up to 180 days
* your employer must make reasonable efforts to retrain you
* you have special protections against discharge

There are limitations in this act; it requires prompt action on your part and military service of no more than five years. For more information, I recommend you review the U.S. Department of Labor's USERRA Advisor, or you may contact me.

There are no USERRA cases listed on my case list because I have been able to settle each one I handled. I have written an extensive paper on the Act and presented it to a meeting of the National Employment Lawyers Association.

This entry was posted by Edward at 9:30 AM, 28 October 2006 | Categories: Military Service

The picture above was made in 1914 by the Birmingham Engraving Co. This reproduction is from the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.

Information about ...

Contact me
Edward Still Law Firm, LLC
130 Wildwood Parkway
Suite 108 PMB 304
Birmingham AL 35209
tel & fax: 205-320-2882

View Edward Still's profile on LinkedIn

Legal Notices

The Alabama Rules of Professional Responsibility require this statement: "No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers."


Recently Changed Information on this Page

Entire site copyright (c) 2005-14 Edward Still. See the Creative Commons license below.

Creative Commons License
This weblog is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
Powered by
Movable Type 3.35

Hosted by Hosting Matters


Click below to move to a news feed:
Workplace Fairness
Legal News from Jurist
Constitution Newswire