Employer’s Guide to Military Leave Compliance
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All employers must comply with The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), but last year, the U.S. Department of Labor received over 1500 complaints from returning service people. The majority of cases found the employer’s to be at fault. Thompson created Employer’s Guide to Military Leave Compliance to help you tackle the complexities of federal regulations while streamlining and simplifying the reinstatement process.
With Employer’s Guide to Military Leave Compliance, you can:
• Stay in compliance by knowing where and how to place employees
• Manage reemployment requests within the appropriate time frames
• Properly notify employees of their USERRA rights
• Handle the employees’ compensation, health benefits, pension plans during and after military leave
• Address special compliance issues associated with reinstating disabled veterans
• Save time with dozens of checklists, sample notices, and model forms
Designed to help you maximize compliance while minimizing business interruption, Thompson’s Employer’s Guide to Military Leave Compliance, 4th Edition clarifies the legal and logistical complexities of USERRA. Our expert authors and editors have combed through all the rules and regulations to be able to give you clear guidance and practical advice you can trust.
The Guide gives you practical information for streamlining and simplifying the reinstatement process while providing explanations and trusted advice in the areas that concern you the most:
• Where and how to place returning employees
• How the “escalator principle” applies to employees
• How to meet your obligations regarding compensation, health benefits and pension plans
• What special compliance issues are associated with reinstating disabled veterans
• Detailed discussions of differential pay to employees on military leave
• Reserve status classifications and reemployment rights of employees on military leave and responsibilities of their employers
This newly updated 4th Edition provides expanded coverage of key court decisions that are shaping employer compliance. You’ll see detailed discussions of these and other important topics:
• The January 2008 expansion of the FMLA for military families
• The new DOL final rule on the requirements of the Jobs for Veterans Act
• The new Heroes Earning Assistance and Relief Tax (HEART) Act
• The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
• Changes to the VETS-100 form for federal contractors
Also included in the Guide are a range of practical aids — including checklists, model forms, and sample policies — that can save you time, help you to avoid legal pitfalls, and help you to develop all of your reinstatement plans and decisions.
- One-volume reference tool
Tracey A. Cullen, Esq. is an associate in the New York office of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. She holds an undergraduate degree from Boston College and a juris doctor from St. John's University School of Law. Ms. Cullen represents management in various aspects of labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, and wage and hour matters.
Dean L. Silverberg, Esq. is a shareholder in the New York office of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. He holds an undergraduate degree from Binghamton University of the State University of New York, a juris doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School, and an LLM degree from the New York University School of Law with a specialization in labor law. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Silverberg was Deputy Counsel to Mayor Edward I. Koch of New York City, where he served as an advisor to the Mayor's Office. Mr. Silverberg represents management in employment and workplace tort litigation, collective bargaining negotiations, wage and hour audits, and human resource management. He frequently lectures on issues related to harassment and discrimination, wage and hour and best practices for human resources administrators. Mr. Silverberg is a regular contributing author to newsletters for various chapters of the Association of Legal Administrators.