San Diego Daily Transcript
In this attorney-authored article which is motivated by the nearing return of U.S. troops from Iraq, Stacey James discusses how businesses are impacted by their obligations under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA). The act requires employers to provide complex re-employment rights to their past employees who left to take part in uniformed services. "The most difficult aspect of USERRA for employers tends to be compliance with the reinstatement requirements post-military leave," James stated. "Because of the highly technical aspects of USERRA, employers should seek appropriate counsel before making decisions that significantly impact returning service members."