Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act Law and Legal Definition

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) is a U.S. federal legislation designed to protect the job rights of individuals who voluntarily or involuntarily leave employment positions to undertake active military duty. The USERRA was enacted in 1994 and its provisions are found under Title 38 of the United States Code, sections 4301 through 4333.

The USERRA applies to persons who perform duty in uniformed services such as Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Public Health Service commissioned corps, as well as the reserve components of each of these services. Federal training or service in the Army National Guard and Air National Guard also gives rise to rights under USERRA.

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) Advisor helps Veterans to know employee eligibility and job entitlements, employer obligations, benefits, and remedies under the Act. The USERRA also prohibits employers from discriminating against past and present members of the uniformed services, and applicants to the uniformed services.