Thirteen Facts Every South Dakota School Administrator Should Know About USERRA

Scott Swier
Founding Member, Attorney At Law

 

One of the most challenging decisions for school administrators is determining whether an employee who is unable to work because of a military commitment has the right to a leave of absence. In an effort to provide some guidance on this subject, here are the basics of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).

 

1.  What is the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)?

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) is a federal law that establishes rights and responsibilities for uniformed Service members and their employers. USERRA applies to virtually all employers, regardless of size, and requires employers to make reasonable efforts to assist returning service members, whether disabled or not, in becoming qualified for a job upon reinstatement. 

 

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