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USERRA Claims Survive Challenges in Three Cases

May 8th, 2014 · Comments Off

Federal judges in three separate cases allowed claims of anti-military bias to continue toward jury trial, ruling in each case that serious questions remained to be resolved under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA).

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Delaware Contractors Sued by the Justice Department for USERRA Violations

November 9th, 2013 · Comments Off

The Justice Department and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware filed a lawsuit against a group of contractors who allegedly violated the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) when it terminated Lon Fluman, a Senior Airman with the U.S. Air Force Reserve. Regal Contractors LLC, Regal Builders LLC and Noble […]

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Employers Settle Claims They Shortchanged Veterans’ Retirement Plans

November 4th, 2013 · Comments Off

Two companies settled charges that they shortchanged the 401(k) plans of reservists who took leave to serve in the U.S. Air Force. The employers, Delaware Resource Group of Oklahoma LLC (DRG) and FlightSafety Service Corp., did not admit wrongdoing, but they agreed to allow two reservists to make “catch-up” 401(k) contributions, which the companies would then match. […]

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United Airlines Pilots will Receive $6M to Settle USERRA Suit

October 9th, 2013 · Comments Off

As part of a settlement for allegedly violating the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), United Airlines agreed to pay $6.15 million to a class of 1,300 pilots as compensation for the air line’s failure to pay the proper amount into the pension funds of pilots who were on extended military leave. James D. […]

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NYPD Officers Who Served in the Military Could Receive Pension Benefits if Settlement is Approved

May 8th, 2013 · Comments Off

The United States Attorney’s Office proposed a settlement agreement for a suit it filed on behalf of New York Police Department (NYPD) officers who have served and continue to serve in the military since September 11, 2001. New York City, the NYPD and the New York Police Pension Fund allegedly violated theUniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights […]

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Target Sued for Allegedly Violating USERRA

May 8th, 2013 · Comments Off

A Pennsylvania Army National Guardsman, Andrew Lanier, sued Target for violating the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) when it allegedly fired him for failing to call-off each day that he was at mandatory training. Lanier states that when he was called to mandatory training in Fort Pickett, VA, he notified his team leader and […]

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Navy Veteran Sues Clackamas County for Forced Retirement

May 7th, 2013 · Comments Off

Navy veteran Everett Patten sued Clackamas County for violating the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) when the county forced him into medical retirement. Patten, a 19-year county employee, worked as a Collections System Tech II at the Clackamas County Water Environmental Services Department. While deployed to Afghanistan in 2010, Patten aggravated a knee injury […]

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New Law Requires TSA Comply with USERRA

September 6th, 2012 · Comments Off

On August 16, 2012, President Obama signed H.R. 3670 into law, amending the Aviation and Transportation Security Act to require that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) comply with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). In the wake of the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Congress established TSA as a way to strengthen security […]

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City of Truman, Minnesota Reinstates Army Reserves Veteran to His Position as a Police Officer to Settle DOJ Suit Alleging USERRA Violations

August 17th, 2012 · Comments Off

The city of Truman, Minnesota agreed to reinstate Michael Schutz, a member of the U.S. Army Reserves, to his position as a police officer to settle a Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) lawsuit filed against the city on September 30, 2011 by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The DOJ alleged that […]

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South Carolina Police Officer’s USERRA Lawsuit Will Go To Trial Later This Year

August 13th, 2012 · Comments Off

According to federal court dockets, a lawsuit brought by Mark Dorsey, a Bluffton, South Carolina police officer, against the town of Bluffton will proceed to trial sometime after October 31, 2012. In March 2012, Dorsey filed a Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) lawsuit against Bluffton, alleging that town officials retaliated against him […]

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