Federal Free Printable Workers Rights Law Posters Federal Your Rights under USERRA Poster

The Your Rights under USERRA is a workers rights law poster by the Federal Department Of Labor. This is an optional poster, so while it is recommended that you post this if it is relevant to your employees, you are not required to by the Department Of Labor.

This poster describes the protection that those who leave employment positions to join the military receive. Information on rights such as having the right to be reemployed in a civilian job, the right to be free from being discriminated against for military service, healthcare while away from home and where to go if rights are violated under USERRA.


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✩✩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	
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Other Federal Labor Law Posters 5 PDFS

There are an additional eighteen 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.

Poster Name Poster Type
Mandatory FLSA Federal Minimum Wage Poster Minimum Wage Law
Mandatory Job Safety & Health Protection Poster (English) Job Safety Law
Mandatory Job Safety & Health Protection Poster (Spanish) Job Safety Law
Mandatory Employee Rights under the National Labor Relations Act Workers Rights Law
Mandatory Your Rights Under USERRA (Spanish) Workers Rights Law

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