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  • Military Legal Matters Overview

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    Members of the military are subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice. There are also several free legal services available to military members, their families, and veterans. If you are in the military, you are subject to a different legal system than civilians are, the following links describe that legal system: Military law overview Physical disability board of review Military political activity restrictions Nonj... more

  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act Overview

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    The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) is a federal law, passed in 1994, that protects military service members and veterans from employment discrimination on the basis of their service, and allows them to regain their civilian jobs following a period of uniformed service. USERRA applies to members of the Armed Forces, Reserves, National Guard, and other “Uniformed Services” (including the National Di... more

  • Sample Letter of Application for Re-employment

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    The following is a sample Letter of Application for Re-employment: Mr. John Doe Human Resources Company ABC 123 Elm St. Anytown, CA 12345 Re: Application for re-employment under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), 38 U.S.C. 4301-4333 Dear Mr Doe: I went to work for your company on [provide date]. On [date] I gave the company notice of my impending call to active duty in the U.S. military. [If you gav... more

  • USERRA Terms and Definitions

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    If you've read the fine print of USERRA, you probably don't understand all the terms used. The following is a list of definitions for commonly used terms related to USERRA: Attorney General Benefit Employee Employer Federal Executive Agency Federal Government Health Plan Notice Qualified Reasonable Efforts Secretary Seniority Service in the Uniformed Services State Un... more

  • USERRA Discrimination Protection Explained

    Department of Labor

    Discrimination can come in many forms, even those who choose to serve their country can suffer from discrimination when it comes to hiring, or maintaining employment. USERRA provides protection from discrimination against servicemembers. The following summary defines this protection: The law states: A person who is in any manner connected to the armed forces shall not be denied initial employment, reemployment, retention in employment, promo... more

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