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The Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced that Jacksonville, Florida-based American Sleep Medicine LLC has settled allegations that it fraudulently billed Medicare, TRICARE (the health care program for uniformed...more
According to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) requirement that a returning service member be reemployed in the position that he or she would have...more
In Milhauser v. Minco Products, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 24938 (8th Cir. Dec. 5, 2012), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled that reinstatement under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act...more
The US Army has launched a national education campaign entitled Hire a Veteran in an attempt to tackle the key challenges facing veterans returning to the civilian workplace....more
Federal contractors that employ veterans have until October 31, 2012 to file the VETS-100 or VETS-100A report, thanks to a recent extension provided by the Veteran's Employment and Training Service (VETS) of the US Department...more
Executive Summary: The Department of Labor's Veteran's Employment and Training Services (VETS) has announced that it is extending the deadline for the submission of VETS-100/VETS-100A reports from September 30 to October 31,...more
In This Issue:
- Notes from the Chair & Executive Editor
- The Pessimist's Guide to Employment Litigation
- USERRA: Employer Responsibilities to those Returning from Active Military Service
- Expanding Waistlines,...more
As the U.S. involvement in conflicts around the world continues to draw down, hundreds of thousands of veterans are returning to the civilian work force. In fact, more than 100,000 troops are estimated to return to the...more
On August 16, 2012, President Obama signed into law H.R. 3670, which amends the Aviation and Transportation Security Act and expands the Uniformed Servicemembers Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) coverage to...more
Executive Summary: The Obama Administration's recently issued policy directives and the issuance of new guidance documents by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) suggest increased scrutiny on the part of the...more
With the troop drawdown and the long-anticipated end of American operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, employers will have a new labor pool: returning veterans, many of whom may be disabled. To assist employers and veterans...more
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights (“USERRA"), 38 U.S.C. §4301 et seq., sets forth the rights and obligations of employees and employers with respect to military service leave. The Department of Defense...more
On May 1, 2012, President Barack Obama made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan during which he and Afghan President Hamid Karzai signed the Strategic Partnership Agreement. The Agreement spells out the plan for the...more
With the recent drawdown of troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, many veterans will be leaving active military duty and returning to the U.S. workforce. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued timely...more
In This Issue:
- EEOC Issues New Enforcement Guidance on the Use of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions
- Proposed Rule Amending the Family Medical Leave Act Regulations Would Provide Expanded...more
Originally published in InsideCounsel.com, March 26, 2012.
On Jan. 30, 2012, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis announced that the Department of Labor (DOL) had issued a notice of proposed rulemaking intended to implement...more
Each year, veterans leave the armed services and enter or re-enter the job market. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the EEOC) estimates that 25% of veterans returning from the Middle East conflicts will have...more
In light of the many veterans returning from service and seeking work in the private sector, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued two new guidance documents focusing on employment rights of disabled...more
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that proposes changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations related to military family leave and the hours of service...more
On October 21, 2011, President Barack Obama announced the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq, effectively ending the Iraq war. As a result, nearly 40,000 soldiers are returning home, back to their family,...more
On January 31, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) made public proposed Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations that attempt to align existing regulations with two statutory amendments passed in 2009. The...more
On January 30, 2012, the Department of Labor (DOL) released a proposed rule that implements the
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) amendments made by the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2010 (FY 2010 NDAA)...more
The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued proposed Regulations to implement the 2009 statutory amendments to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Since Congress amended the FMLA in January 2008 and the DOL issued a...more
On January 30, 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor announced proposed changes to Family and Medical Leave Act regulations (pdf) in three specific areas: 1) Military Family Leave; 2) Flight Crew FMLA Eligibility; and 3) the...more
On November 21, 2011, President Obama signed into law the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. The new law contains three main provisions: (1) amends and expands the protections under the Uniformed Services Employment and...more
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