Federal Your Rights Under USERRA Poster Required
The Your Rights Under USERRA is a workplace posters poster by the Federal Department Of Labor. This is a mandatory posting for all employers in the United States, and businesses who fail to comply may be subject to fines or sanctions.
This poster describes the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), which provides protections for those who leave employment positions to join the military. Information this poster describes the law's provisions; such as providing the right to be reemployed in a civilian job, the right to be free from being discriminated against for military service, health insurance while away from home and where to go if rights are violated under USERRA.
Is Displaying This USERRA Notice Mandatory?
Employers are required to provide persons covered by the USERRA a notice of their rights under the law. The requirement can be fulfilled by displaying this poster in the workplace, or by providing the notice directly to covered employees via mail or e-mail.
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HH ✩✩The U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS) is authorized to investigate and resolve complaints of USERRA violations. ✩✩ For assistance in filing a complaint, or for any other information on USERRA, contact VETS at 1-866-4-USA-DOL or visit its website at http://www.dol.gov/vets. An interactive online USERRA Advisor can be viewed at http://www.dol.gov/elaws/userra.htm. ✩✩ If you file a complaint with VETS and VETS is unable to resolve it, you may request that your case be referred to the Department of Justice or the Office of Special Counsel, as applicable, for representation. ✩✩ You may also bypass the VETS process and bring a civil action against an employer for violations of USERRA. YOUR RIGHTS UNDER USERRA THE UNIFORMED SERVICES EMPLOYMENT AND REEMPLOYMENT RIGHTS ACT USERRA protects the job rights of individuals who voluntarily or involun\ tarily leave employment positions to undertake military service or certain types of service in the National Disaster Medical System. USERRA also prohibits employers from discriminating against past and present members of the uniformed services, and applicants to the uniformed services. REEMPLOYMENT RIGHTS You have the right to be reemployed in your civilian job if you leave tha\ t job to perform service in the uniformed service and: ✩✩ you ensure that your employer receives advance written or verbal notice of your service; ✩✩ you have five years or less of cumulative service in the uniformed services while with that particular employer; ✩✩ you return to work or apply for reemployment in a timely manner after conclusion of service; and ✩✩ you have not been separated from service with a disqualifying discharge or under other than honorable conditions. If you are eligible to be reemployed, you must be restored to the job and benefits you would have attained if you had not been absent due to military service or, in some cases, a comparable job. RIGHT TO BE FREE FROM DISCRIMINATION AND RETALIATION If you: ✩✩ are a past or present member of the uniformed service; ✩✩ have applied for membership in the uniformed service; or ✩✩ are obligated to serve in the uniformed service; then an employer may not deny you: ✩✩ initial employment; ✩✩ reemployment; ✩✩ retention in employment; ✩✩ promotion; or ✩✩ any benefit of employment because of this status. In addition, an employer may not retaliate against anyone assisting in the enforcement of USERRA rights, including testifying or making a statement in connection with a proceeding under USERRA, even if that person has no service connection. HEALTH INSURANCE PROTECTION ✩✩ If you leave your job to perform military service, you have the right to elect to continue your existing employer-based health plan coverage for you and your dependents for up to 24 months while in the military. ✩✩ Even if you don’t elect to continue coverage during your military service, you have the right to be reinstated in your employer’s health plan when you are reemployed, generally without any waiting periods or exclusions (e.g., pre-existing condition exclusions) except for service-connected illnesses or injuries. ENFORCEMENT The rights listed here may vary depending on the circumstances. The tex\ t of this notice was prepared by VETS, and may be viewed on the internet at this address: http://www.dol.gov/vets/programs/userra/poster.htm. Federal law requires employers to notify employees of their rights un\ der USERRA, and employers may meet this requirement by displaying the text of this notice where th\ ey customarily place notices for employees. U.S. Department of Labor 1-866-487-2365 U.S. Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel 1-800-336-4590 Publication Date — April 2017 H H
Other Federal Labor Law Posters 4 PDFS
There are an additional 45 optional and mandatory Federal labor law posters that may be relevant to your business. Be sure to also print all relevant state labor law posters, as well as all mandatory federal labor law posters.
- Original poster PDF https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/VETS/legacy/files/USERRA_Private.pdf , updated April 2020
- Federal Labor Law Posters at https://www.dol.gov/general/topics/posters
- Federal Department Of Labor
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