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USERRA for Service Members

To assist with understanding the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), ESGR has partnered with the Department of Labor to create a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) concerning USERRA. These FAQs may help eliminate any problems with your employer by keeping you informed of your rights and responsibilities. View the FAQs here.

Other sources for USERRA FAQs are:

Title 20 Chapter IX Part 1002 - Regulations Under USERRA

Title 5 Chapter I Subchapter B Part 353 - Restoration to Duty from Uniformed Service or Compensable Injury

Title 38 Chapter 43 - Employment and Reemployment Rights of Members of the Uniformed Services

DoD Instruction (DoDI) 1205.12 Civilian Employment and Reemployment Rights for Service Members, Former Service Members and Applicants of the Uniformed Services

ESGR has provided resources to use as a quick reference when working with your civilian employer and military command.

While preparing for mobilization or demobilization, review these checklists, made available by ESGR. While not every step is required to maintain reemployment rights, following these steps can help ensure a smooth transition to and from military service.

ESGR also has a USERRA Unit Brief available on DVIDS

More Helpful Links

Sample letters for notifying employer of upcoming military service and return to work.

Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service

Department of Justice

Office of Special Council

Department of EducationUSERRA-like protection for students in the military.