The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) of 1991 was enacted to protect military personnel — including National Guard and reserve troops — from discrimination related to employment, promotions, leave, benefits, and reinstatement during and after returning to the workplace from active duty. HR managers must help supervisors understand risks and adhere to policies and best practices related to USERRA discrimination.
When a USERRA claim arises — even if the company believes the claim has no merit and the organization complied with the law — it must expend time, effort and money defending itself. If the company is found to have violated one or more of the provisions of the USERRA, it may be liable for paying lost wages, benefits, the prevailing party’s attorneys’ fees, and liquidated damages in some cases.
Leverage Information to Maintain USERRA Compliance
Information is one of the most powerful tools HR managers can give to supervisors. The HR Manager’s Legal Alert for Supervisors newsletter includes information about USERRA for employers, specifically designed to keep readers informed of the latest developments and legal decisions related to the law. Subscribing to this newsletter is a proactive strategy that can limit organizational risks and liabilities simply by sharing timely, relevant information and articles.
Help Supervisors Proactively Avoid USERRA Discrimination Claims
For HR managers, subscribing to HR Manager’s Legal Alert for Supervisors is a powerful way to supplement company-provided training and information for supervisors. This newsletter is a favorite source of information about USERRA law for employers for several reasons:
- Concise format: Get information related to the USERRA for employers in a short, reader-friendly format. This newsletter allows supervisors to stay on top of the latest news without requiring a significant time commitment.
- Actionable ideas: Each USERRA claim article shared in HR Manager’s Legal Alert for Supervisors includes information about the circumstances and outcome, as well as providing concrete ideas and best practices supervisors can implement right away.
- Simple to read: Supervisors do not need to be experts on the USERRA law for employers, but they need to understand what it is and how it applies. This newsletter does that in an easy-to-understand format.
- Cost-effective: Limiting instances of USERRA discrimination claims by giving supervisors the information they need to comply will help protect your organization’s bottom line.
Subscribe Today to Limit USERRA Discrimination Risks
HR managers have a responsibility to ensure compliance with a range of laws and regulations, including the USERRA. Subscribing to HR Manager’s Legal Alert for Supervisors is a powerful and effective way to make sure supervisors stay abreast of USERRA discrimination. Start your trial subscription today to put this valuable information in the hands of your company’s supervisors.