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When The Military Comes Home: USERRA, VEVRAA, FMLA, COBRA, HIPAA & More

Don't let your company become a liability; understand the employee's rights and employer's responsibilities on military leave.

As a result of the continuing global war on terrorism, employers are faced with an unprecedented level of impact of military service on the workplace. What must an employer do when an employee gets orders to be activated? Do you have to hold the job open? What if it's an employee's family member with the orders - what are an employer's obligations then? Do you need to track veterans who apply for employment with your company? If so, what are your obligations, including reporting. Led by a former U.S. Army Judge Advocate who deployed to Iraq, this topic explores the pertinent laws for these circumstances, including the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act (USERRA) and the military service-related leave granted under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). You will be provided with employer responsibilities and employee's rights as well as practice tips for handling common situations. The responsibilities for covered federal government contractors and subcontractors under the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) including affirmative action to employ and advance veterans will also be explained.

Runtime: 90 minutes
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Agenda

Overview

  • Overview of Laws Implicated by an Employee's or Employee-Family Member's Military Leave

USERRA

  • Purposes, Principal Protections, and Broad Coverage
  • Rights and Benefits While the Service Member Is Away, Including Continuation of Health Insurance Coverage (COBRA-Type Benefits)
  • Re-Employment Rights, Including Protection Against Discharge After Re-Employment
  • Denying Re-Employment, Including an Employer's Changed Circumstances

FMLA

  • Purposes and Principal Protections
  • What Is Covered
  • What Is Not Covered
  • Notice Requirements

VEVRRA

  • Purpose
  • Requirements, Enforcement

Resolving Disputes

  • USERRA/FMLA/VEVRRA

Wrap up and Practice Tips

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This course was last revised on October 8, 2015.

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • GA CLE 1.5
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • MT CLE 1.5
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

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Matthew F. Nieman

Matthew F. Nieman

Jackson Lewis P.C.

  • Principal and litigation manager in the Washington D.C. region office of Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • Admitted to the federal and state bars of Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia
  • A national practice which emphasizes all aspects of general employment counsel and litigation; disability, leave and health management; noncompete and trade secret protection; and privacy, e-communication and data security
  • Conducts regular seminars/live webinars and workshops on sexual harassment, discrimination, substance abuse prevention topics, and litigation avoidance
  • Author of numerous publications related to employer issues, including extensive publications in the area of state and federal drug testing
  • Serves as general counsel for the Institute for a Drug Free Workplace and is the co-author of Guide to State and Federal Drug Testing Laws
  • American Bar Association; Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Dulles Chapter, past president and current legislative liaison
  • Selected for inclusion in Virginia Super Lawyers magazine as a rising star and recognized in the Washington Post magazine as a Washington D.C. Metro Area Outstanding Young Lawyer, 20102016
  • J.D. degree, William & Mary Law School; B.S. degree in industrial and labor relations, Cornell University
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 703-483-8331
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Product ID: 396526
Published 2015, 2019
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