Law360 Publishes Guest Column on USERRA Rights by TELG Principal Attorneys Adam Augustine Carter and R. Scott Oswald

Posted on December 7, 2012

Law360 recently published a guest column on The Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment rights Act (“USERRA”) by Adam Augustine Carter and R. Scott Oswald, principal attorneys at The Employment Law Group® law firm.  In their article, Carter and Oswald outline which servicemembers are entitled to USERRA protections, the type and extent of those protections, and consequences for employers who violate the law.

Importantly, the authors note, that as U.S. involvement in overseas conflicts come to an end and as military personnel return home and to their civilian lives, “USERRA provides an important bridge…for [their] smooth transition back into the jobs they left behind when they departed.”

“Upon [the servicemembers’] return to their civilian employment, USERRA affords them meaningful protections and remedies against arbitrary and discriminatory treatment in the workplace.”

The article, entitled “Smooth Transitions for Servicemembers: USERRA Protections”, was published in the November 21, 2012 edition of Law360’s Expert Analysis section.

The Employment Law Group® law firm has an extensive veterans rights’ practice and has published a guide for protecting employees covered by USERRA entitled “Litigating Claims Under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act”.