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New USERRA Notice of Rights and Benefits 3/14/2005
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U.S. Secretary of Labor, Elaine L. Chao announced on March 10, 2005 that the notice explaining the rights of employees under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) is now available for employers to download from the DOL Web site.

The Veterans Benefits Improvement Act, enacted by Congress in December 2004, mandates that employers provide the notice to “all persons entitled to rights and benefits under USERRA.” Employers may meet this obligation by posting the notice in a prominent place where employees customarily check for such information and are required to provide the notice by the same date as made available.

USERRA protects the job rights of individuals who voluntarily or involuntarily leave employment positions to undertake military service. The law also prohibits employers from discriminating against past and present members of the uniformed services and applicants to the uniformed services.

The USERRA poster is now available at the DOL's Web site. Employers can obtain detailed information about USERRA by calling 1-866-4-USA-DOL or by visiting their Web site.