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USERRA: An Overview


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Overview/Description
This course provides federal agencies and their employees with an overview of obligations and rights under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) regarding leave for individuals who are called to duty in the uniformed services. This course explains several key aspects of USERRA, including who is covered; the obligations of agencies not to discriminate against individuals on the basis of past military service, current military obligations, or an intent to serve; the prohibition against retaliation toward individuals who exercise their rights under USERRA; the right of covered employees to continuation of benefits during service; and the law's requirements for the reinstatement of servicemembers on their return from duty. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by The Potomac Law Group, PLLC. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with any federal, state, or local laws. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. The information contained herein is provided only as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. This information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state.

Target Audience
All employees of federal agencies

Expected Duration (hours)
0.5

Lesson Objectives

USERRA: An Overview

  • identify who is covered under USERRA
  • recognize employer obligations and prohibitions under USERRA
  • recognize employer obligations related to nondiscrimination in employment actions and continuation of benefits under USERRA
  • describe requirements for reinstatement under USERRA
  • Course Number:
    fgov_01_a32_lc_enus