Military & Employment Law

Military & Employment Law

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Employers who hire military enjoy benefits like #sticktoedness & avoid legal issues by honoring USERRA. #hireveterans
Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 11:40am


Companies that employ active military and veterans may be enjoying the benefits of the many skills that these individuals bring to the table. But they must also pay special attention to the rules that they are required to follow in regards to such individuals referred to as the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). It is their duty to honor and inform them of their USERRA rights. This may include continued health benefits if they so choose. Most importantly it means employees who are called into active duty must be offered reemployment in the position that they would have attained had they not been called away, including seniority, status, benefits and pay - which must be honored up to 5 years after the date they were called into service. Employers are urged to meet with their attorney to ensure their re-employment practices comply with USERRA guidelines. For more information about USERRA visit .

But aside from the perks of staying out of legal trouble by honoring USERRA, employers who hire military and veterans notice many other rewards. As noted by John Farrell (a veteran himself, now business owner whose staff has over half veterans) in a recent article in the Times Dispatch, “veterans possess a term we use often in the military ‘sticktoedness,’ which means they won’t quit until the job is done smartly and cost efficiently.” He’s found they contribute toward the bottom line in a huge way and offer “the ability to rally a team towards a desired goal….”

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