WORK-LIFE LAW AND POLICY CLINIC
Prepared by Adam Reich, Student Attorney; Marcy Karin, Faculty Supervisor. Spring 2011. This
document provides general information only. Please consult with an attorney if you need legal advice.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: UNIFORMED SERVICES EMPLOYMENT AND REEMPLOYMENT RIGHTS ACT
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) is a federal law that establishes certain rights and benefits for employees, and duties for employers when employees serve, or have served, as members of the armed forces. This document summarizes some of the rights and obligations related to the employment, reemployment, and retention of servicemembers under USERRA.
Enacted in 1994,1 USERRA provides employees who voluntarily or involuntarily take time off from work to serve in the uniformed services with up to five-years of job and benefits protection. 2
Read more: Know Your Rights: Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act