Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)

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A federal law that guarantees certain employment rights to employees who serve in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, Reserves, Army or Air National Guard, or the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service. USERRA prohibits discrimination against these employees, requires employers to reinstate them to the position they would have held if not for serving in the military, requires employers to restore their benefits on return from military service, and prohibits employers from firing them, except for cause, for up to one year after they return from military service.

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