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Eighth Circuit Rules that Termination of Employment Can Be a Proper Reinstatement Under the Uniformed Services Employment and...

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

VETS-100/VETS-100A Report Filing Deadline Extended

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

SuperVision Today - 3rd Quarter 2012

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

USERRA: Employer Responsibilities to those Returning from Active Military Service

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

Burma (Myanmar) Sanctions Eased, but Companies Required to Report on Responsible Business Practices

On July 11, the U.S. government eased sanctions on financial services and new investment in Burma, while requiring that U.S. persons (including U.S.-organized entities) with cumulative investments in Burma exceeding $500,000...more

New Initiatives for Veterans Present Opportunities, Challenges for Employers

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

New Guidance on Hiring and Managing Disabled Veterans

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 Re-employment Rights Act

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

How Will You Welcome Home Our Veterans?

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

Recent Guidelines for Employers of Active Duty & Veteran Service Members

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

Labor & Employment Law Update - May 2012

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

EEOC Issues ADA Guidance for Employers on the Rights of Veterans with Disabilities

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

EEOC Issues New Guidance Concerning Employing Disabled Veterans

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

Feds Are Gearing Up for Veterans' Return to the Workforce, and Employers Must Prepare as We Welcome Our Veterans' Home

As the war winds down and an estimated 1 million veterans return to the workplace, the U.S. Department of Labor and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission are preparing for veteran-related litigation. Employers can...more

U.S. Department of Labor Proposes FMLA Regulatory Changes: It's Not Just About the Military Leave Provisions

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

Here's the Skinny on the Proposed “Military” FMLA Regs

As we recently reported, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to address the most recent “military leave” amendments to the Family and Medical Leave...more

Taking Care of the Troops

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

Proposed Revisions to FMLA Regulations Issued

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

DOL Proposes FMLA Regulatory Changes Regarding Military Family Leave, Flight Crew Eligibility and How Employers Calculate FMLA...

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

Legal Alert: USERRA Expanded to Include Hostile Work Environment Claims

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

Legal Alert: VETS 100/VETS 100A Report Filing Deadline Extended to January 15, 2012

The Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Services Division (VETS) has again extended the deadline for applicable federal contractors to file a VETS 100/VETS 100A report. VETS recently issued a special...more

New Veterans Law Offers Tax Credits to Employers and Recognizes Hostile Work Environment Claims Under USERRA

On November 21, 2011, President Obama signed into law the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) to Hire Heroes Act. This new law was passed quickly and with rare bipartisan and bicameral support. Two of the more significant...more

Cat’s Paw Liability: The Impact of Staub v. Proctor Hospital

The risk of employer liability for being tricked into taking an adverse employment action against an employee by a supervisor with discriminatory motives, i.e. cat’s paw liability, is real. On the heels of the U.S. Supreme...more

Recruiting Veterans and Respecting Their Rights

This Veterans Day, we encourage employers to take a moment to evaluate their policies and practices with respect to veterans, service members and their families. As more veterans are returning from duty, federal and state...more

Coming Home - Service Members Bring Value, Benefits to Workplace

Among the millions of Americans who are out of work are a significant number of returning servicemen and women. Many employers are distracted by the host of employment issues that can arise in employing these individuals and,...more

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