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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U.S. Department of Labor
18664872365U.S. Department of Justice

Publication Date—October 2008
You have the right to be reemployed in your civilian job if you leave that
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.
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;
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.
If you leave your job to perform military service, you have the right
to elect to continue your existing employerbased 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., preexisting condition exclusions) except
for serviceconnected illnesses or injuries. 
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 
18664USADOLor visit its website at
.  An interactive online USERRA Advisor can
be viewed at 
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
You may also bypass the VETS process and bring a civil action
against an employer for violations of USERRA.

The rights listed here may vary depending on the circumstances.  The text 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 under USERRA,
and employers may meet this requirement by displaying the text of this notice where they customarily place notices for employees.
Office of Special Counsel
USERRA protects the job rights of individuals who voluntarily or involuntarily 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.

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 Right under the National Labor Relations Act Workers Rights Law
Mandatory Your Rights under USERRA Workers Rights Law

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