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Military Leave is Not Just for Veterans – Addressing Military Leave Requests from Current Employees

Contributed by Michael Wong

Employers often do not question a service member’s request for time off due to being deployed or called up to active duty. 487 more words

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Help protect servicemember rights via @militarylegal initiative

Last week, I introduced you to a collaboration of the State Bar of Arizona in an initiative to assist military personnel who were formerly deployed. As the organizers pointed out, those former servicemembers may face numerous challenges, including legal obstacles. 226 more words

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National Guardsman Suing Target For Wrongful Firing

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – An active-duty member of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard is suing Target after he was allegedly fired for not showing up to work due to mandatory military training. 377 more words


Truman Settles Police Officer's Employment Claim

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The southern Minnesota city of Truman and the federal government have settled an employment claim filed by a police officer who served in Kuwait. 134 more words


U.S. v. Alabama Dep’t of Mental Health and Mental Retardation No., 10-15976, 2012 WL 877222, (2d Cir. Mar. 16, 2012)


The United States brought a case against the Alabama Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation (“ADMH”) claiming it violated the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) when it failed to rehire longtime employee, Roy Hamilton, after his deployment to Iraq with the Alabama National Guard. 239 more words


Heads Up Employers: ‘Tis The Era For USERRA!

Contributed by Carly Zuba

As touched upon in our last posting, many employers may see a mini-influx of men and women from the uniformed services applying for or returning to positions at their companies, as the last of the U.S.troops have withdrawn from Iraq.  476 more words

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