Tag: USERRA

USERRA Lawsuit for NYC Workers Expands

October 23, 2012 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – A federal lawsuit investigating the City of New York’s calculation of pension funds was expanded to include all retired City workers called to active military duty after 9/11.

PBGC Unveils USERRA Final Rule

November 16, 2009 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – The nation’s private-sector pension insurer on Monday unveiled a final rule making it easier for returning service members to receive pension and other benefit credits for time spent in the military.

High Court Mulls Taking USERRA Appeal

November 12, 2009 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – U.S. Supreme Court justices are considering hearing an appeal in an employment discrimination case about whether an employer can be held liable for the actions of someone other than the manager who took the action alleged to have been discriminatory.

 

Supreme Court Turns Away USERRA Decision Appeal

May 14, 2009 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The U.S. Supreme Court has turned aside a request to review a 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling finding that an employer had run afoul of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) by forcing a returning Army reservist to go through a three-week re-entry process.

EEOC Issues Guides on Injured Vets' Workplace Issues

March 3, 2008 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on Friday issued two question-and-answer (Q&A) guides providing technical assistance for employers and veterans on workplace issues affecting veterans with service-connected disabilities.

Returning Vets Face Hiring Challenges

November 6, 2007 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - A recent survey of hiring managers and military veterans found that vets still face obstacles returning to the civilian workforce from active duty.

HEROES Act Headed to House for Consideration

November 1, 2007 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Legislation to protect the survivor benefits of service members killed in action passed the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday and is now headed to the full House for consideration.

Ex-Army Soldier Loses USERRA Holiday Pay Battle

April 5, 2007 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - A federal Bureau of Prisons employee who has been waging his own legal battle over whether the U.S. government owes him holiday pay during his active military service has lost another round in front of a federal appellate court.

Appellate Court Reinstates Jury Award in USERRA Case

September 20, 2006 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a district court's dismissal of a jury award to a police officer who claimed he was retaliated against for exercising his rights under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).

Court: USERRA Doesn't Preclude Workplace Arbitration

August 10, 2006 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - A federal appellate court ruled employer arbitration policies may be used to settle employee complaints including potential violations of laws barring discrimination against military service members.

DoL Issues USERRA Final Regulations

December 19, 2005 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The US Department of Labor (DoL) has issued final regulations interpreting the law that protects employment and reemployment rights and benefits of service members upon their return to civilian life.