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The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
  • The USERRA provides for military leave.
  • The USERRA applies to all employers, regardless of size.

The federal Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) was enacted to provide reemployment rights for veterans, and members of the National Guard and National Reserve, following qualifying military service. USERRA works to ensure that those who serve the country can retain (or return to) civilian employment and benefits and can seek employment free from discrimination because of service.

Although the law doesn't specifically refer to job protection, this is essentially the protection given. If an employer lists an employee as terminated, it must still reinstate the employee. USERRA also provides protection for disabled veterans by requiring employers to make reasonable efforts to accommodate the disability.