The December 2012 issue of the California Public Employee Relations (CPER) Journal features an article by Mastagni Law partner, Christopher W. Miller. After the Homecoming: A User’s Guide to the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act discusses how to honor the rights of returning veterans and comply with the law.
Under USERRA, employers must treat returning veterans as if they had been present and continuously working at their civilian jobs throughout their military service. Employees are entitled to more than merely their old job back. They are entitled to all the benefits, positions, and promotions they would have achieved if they had never left. When employers do not honor veterans' rights, Mastagni Law fights for veterans' rights under the Act.