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USERRA - Supervisor Briefing

Author: Meryl Gutterman, formerly of Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, P.C.

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) is a federal law that applies to all public and private sector employers regardless of their size or location. Under USERRA, employers must provide eligible employees with reemployment rights and benefits when the employee is absent from work because of service in the uniformed services. This Supervisor Briefing examines the law and best practices on how employers and their supervisors should comply with USERRA. The following topics are addressed:

  1. Who Must Comply With USERRA?
  2. Which Employees Are Eligible for USERRA Protections?
  3. What Is Considered Service Under USERRA?
  4. What Are an Employer's Basic Obligations?
  5. What Are an Employer's Posting and Notice Requirements?
  6. What Are an Employee's Notice Requirements?
  7. How Can an Employee's Request Be Validated?
  8. How Long Can a USERRA Leave Last?
  9. Does USERRA Allow for Intermittent Leave?
  10. Compensation and Benefits While on USERRA Leave
  11. Reinstatement
  12. Understanding USERRA Rights and Responsibilities
  13. Test Yourself