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*The numbering system for the Law Reviews is a designated with the first two digits representing the year, and the last two or three digits representing the article's sequential order for that year. For example, the first published in 2006, is numbered 0601. It was first published as Law Review 207 in the January/February issue of The Officer. Previous law reviews will retain their original numbering in the ROA archives.
2016 Law Reviews
No. 16122 My Employer Fired me when I Was on the way out the Door
No. 16121 When I Return to Work after Military Service, How Much Will I Have To Pay To Reinstate my FERS Retirement Account?
No. 16120 Amendments Proposed To Improve USERRA Enforcement
No. 16119 Differential Pay for Federal Employees Who Were Recalled to Active Duty To Respond to the Deepwater Horizon Disaster
No. 16118 The Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB)—First you Must Apply for a Regular Absentee Ballot before you Can Submit a Completed FWAB
No. 16117 Reservists Called to Active Duty under 10 U.S.C. 12304b Are Not Eligible for Differential Pay as Federal Civilian Employees
No. 16116 New Federal Employee Should Make Deposit for Previous Active Duty
No. 16115 DOJ Announces New Effort To Enforce USERRA and SCRA
No. 16114 USERRA Rights of Discharged Major Who Has Been Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and Returned to Active Duty Retroactively by the Board for Correction of Military Records
No. 16113 Reflections on 40 Years as a Lawyer
No. 16112 You Are Not Required To Provide your Employer a Copy of your Orders when you Notify your Employer that you Active Duty Has Been Extended
No. 16111 USERRA Applies to Individuals Performing Regular Military Service, as well as those who Serve in the Guard or Reserve
No. 16110 Ninth Circuit Holds that USERRA Does Not Preclude Forced Arbitration
No. 16109 OSC Takes Action To Protect VA Whistleblower
No. 16108 VA Leaders: Please Take Whistleblowers Seriously. Please Act Promptly To Address the Problems they Bring to Light. Do not Retaliate against Whistleblowers.
No. 16107 OSC Takes Action To Enforce Veterans’ Preference
No. 16106 How Does Section 4318 of USERRA Apply to the Regular Military Retiree who Leaves a Federal Civilian Job To Return to Active Duty, Completes a Period of Voluntary Active Duty, Returns to Federal Civilian Employment, and then Retires?
No. 16105 The Posse Comitatus Act and the Activated Reservist
No. 16104 Keep Participating in the Army National Guard as a Traditional Guard Member after you Start Drawing Active Component Retired Pay, and Convert to a Reserve Component Retirement upon Age 60
No. 16103 Update on Protecting the Civilian Jobs of National Guard Members on State Active Duty
No. 16102 ROA Files an Amicus Curiae Brief in the Federal Circuit
No. 16101 USERRA in the Virginia Supreme Court
No. 16100 Don’t Do Military Duty on a Sick Leave Day
No. 16099 The Client Is Responsible for Court Costs as Incurred
No. 16098 Congress Enacted an Amendment for Exactly your Situation
No. 16097 USERRA Obligations of the Administrator of a Multi-Employer Pension Plan
No. 16096 USERRA Overrides the Collective Bargaining Agreement
No. 16095 USERRA, the SCRA, and Statutes of Limitation
No. 16094 New USERRA Lawsuit Filed against UAL over Pension Contributions, Sick Time Accrual, and Vacation Accrual
No. 16093 Section 4312(e)(1)(A) Authorizes a Delay in your Application for Reemployment; It Does not Give you Two Years off from Work.
No. 16092 Is it Possible for me to Qualify for a Regular Retirement?
No. 16091 Section 12736 Overrides State “No Double Dipping” Laws
No. 16090 Under certain Circumstances, RC Members Can Start Receiving RC Retirement Benefits before their 60th Birthdays
No. 16089 What Is a “Gray Area Retiree?”
No. 16088 The Notice of Eligibility and the RC Retirement System
No. 16087 Computing your RC Retirement Benefit
No. 16086 You Must Have at least 20 “Good Years” To Qualify for Reserve Component Retirement at Age 60
No. 16085 ROA Files Amicus Brief Supporting Military Voting Rights
No. 16084 Paid and Unpaid Military Leave for Reserve Component Members in Vermont
No. 16083 Yes you Can Register To Vote where you Are Stationed, But you May not Want To
No. 16082 Vote in 2016, and Apply for your Ballot Today
No. 16081 Rhode Island Supreme Court Decision on USERRA
No. 16080 Referring a USERRA Case from DOL to DOJ
No. 16079 DOJ Sues UAL for Violating USERRA’s “Furlough or Leave of Absence” Clause
No. 16078 USERRA, the Escalator Principle, and the Lack of a Present Vacancy at the Appropriate Level
No. 16077 USERRA Gives you the Right to Time off from your Federal Civilian Job for Inactive Duty Training on a Weekday
No. 16076 The SCRA Protects the Active Duty Service Member from Having To Pay State Income Tax, But only under certain Circumstances
No. 16075 Who Decides that a Period of Service Is Exempt from USERRA’s Five-Year Limit?
No. 16074 A New Case on USERRA and Forced Arbitration
No. 16073 Don’t Tell your Civilian Employer that you Are Trying to Enlist
No. 16072 USERRA and the Career Intermission Program
No. 16071 The Federal Tort Claims Act Precludes a Suit against the Individual Service Member or Federal Employee
No. 16070 Feres Doctrine Revisited
No. 16069 USERRA Applies all over the World to American Corporations and Institutions
No. 16068 ROA and other Military Associations Step in To Defend VACAA
No. 16067 USERRA’s Five-Year Limit Applies to the Employer Relationship
No. 16066 Under What Circumstances Is it Appropriate for a Reserve or Retired Army Soldier To Wear an Army Uniform?
No. 16065 Right to Paid Military Leave Is a Matter of State Law, not USERRA
No. 16064 The Air Force Must Comply with USERRA
No. 16063 USERRA Rights of the Wounded Warrior
No. 16062 Waiver Provisions in the SCRA and USERRA
No. 16061 Reinstatement Rights as a Title 32 AGR after Title 10 Statutory Tour
No. 16060 FedEx Violated USERRA in the Computation of a Bonus
No. 16059 Discrimination, Harassment, Spoliation, and USERRA
No. 16058 VA Must Comply with Veterans’ Preference in Contracting, Supreme Court Says
No. 16057 The Best of the next Generation Says “Here Am I. Send Me.”
No. 16056 Sam’s Prediction Was Wrong—The 5th Circuit Reversed the Southern District of Texas on the Constitutionality of the Hazlewood Act
No. 16055 Department of the Army Flouts USERRA
No. 16054 Retroactive Pay Increase and Section 4318 of USERRA
No. 16053 Airline Must Comply with USERRA regarding Pensions
No. 16052 New Attempt to Preclude Forced Arbitration in USERRA Cases
No. 16051 Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015
No. 16050 DOJ Wins USERRA Case
No. 16049 The Right to 15 Days of Paid Military Leave Applies to Federal Employees, Not Employees of Federal Contractors
No. 16048 Where and How Does the Service Member Vote?
No. 16047 Maryland Law Adds Two Critical Protections For Veterans
No. 16046 Good News on VA Compensation and Health Care for Vietnam War Navy Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange
No. 16045 Service Members Must Be Given the Opportunity To Vote
No. 16044 The Definitive Reference Book on USERRA
No. 16043 You Must Keep Track of your own Five Year Limit
No. 16042 Illinois Law Protects Post-Secondary Students Called to the Colors
No. 16041 Unconstitutional To Deny Hazlewood Act Educational Benefits to Veterans Based on Residence outside Texas when they Enlisted
No. 16040 Buying Federal Civil Service Retirement Credit for Years Spent at a Service Academy, Even if you are a Military Retiree
No. 16039 Opportunity To Telecommute Is a Benefit of Employment Protected by USERRA
No. 16038 Pension Rights in a Defined Contribution Plan
No. 16037 Affirmative Defenses under USERRA
No. 16036 It Is Illegal for the Air Force To Discriminate against an Air Force Reservist in Hiring for a Civilian Position
No. 16035 USERRA Applies to Local Government
No. 16034 Enforcing USERRA against State Government Employers—Good News from New Mexico
No. 16033 Don't Let the AFGE Override the USERRA Rights of PHS Officers Assigned to BOP
No. 16032 April 2016 Important New USERRA Pension Case
No. 16031 Sergeant Kelly Hance’s USERRA Saga Continues
No. 16030 USERRA and Defined Contribution Pension Plans
No. 16029 Dot the Is and Cross the Ts To Obtain Reemployment
No. 16028 Don’t Let Redistricting Litigation Disenfranchise Military Voters
No. 16027 The Employer Has No Right To Demand Documentation for Short Periods of Military Training or Service
No. 16026 What Is Reasonable Certainty?
No. 16025 Airline Employer Must Make Contributions to your Airline Pension Account when you Return from Military Service
No. 16024 West Virginia Legislature Enacts Confusing New Law on Veterans’ Preference in Private Sector Employment
No. 16023 What Is Status?
No. 16022 What Is Seniority?
No. 16021 Does USERRA Give me the Right to Time Off from my Civilian Job for an Interview about Reassignment to a new Guard Unit?
No. 16020 USERRA Applies to Paid Internships
No. 16019 Does Army National Guard Recruit Have Right to Get out of Apartment Lease?
No. 16018 Favorable Appellate Decision on Section 4311 of USERRA
No. 16017 Agent Orange Exposure among “Blue Water” Sailors—Part 2
No. 16016 USERRA Gives you the Right to Time off from your Civilian Job for Service in the Uniformed Services
No. 16015 Differential Pay—Don’t Abuse your Employer’s Generosity
No. 16014 Another Recent Federal Sector USERRA Victory
No. 16013 Recent Favorable Federal Circuit USERRA Decision
No. 16012 Enforcing USERRA against a Federal Agency
No. 16011 Why Do Asbestos Attorneys Advertise in Veterans’ Organization Magazines?
No. 16010 Agent Orange VA Claims—Don’t Forget the “Blue Water” Sailors
No. 16009 USERRA Rights of Wounded National Guard Technician
No. 16008 Bello v. Village of Skokie—Continued
No. 16007 You Have the Right to Reemployment and the Employer Must Accommodate your Temporary Disability
No. 16006 New Appellate Case on Veterans’ Preference
No. 16005 Don’t Burn the Bridge back to your Pre-Service Job
No. 16004 Keep your Civilian Job Separate from your Reserve Component Assignment and Vice Versa
No. 16003 Section 4311 of USERRA Protects HR Professionals who Oppose USERRA Violations
No. 16002 Interesting USERRA Discrimination Case
No. 16001 Commission on Care Studies Veterans Health Administration
2015 Law Reviews
No. 15119 Check out the Law Review Library
No. 15118 Maintain your Domicile on the Indian Reservation To Avoid State Income Tax while on Active Duty
No. 15117 Maintain your Texas Domicile until you Retire and Leave Active Duty
No. 15116 New USERRA Primer
No. 15115 The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Has Moved
No. 15114 Voting by Active Duty Service Members and Severely Disabled Veterans in Presidential Caucuses and Conventions in 2016
No. 15113 The Service Member Has a Constitutional Right to Register and Vote in the Community where He or She Is Stationed
No. 15112 Which Employers Are Exempt from USERRA Enforcement?
No. 15111 Congress Should Amend USERRA To Provide for Enforcement against Indian Tribes as Employers
No. 15110 Unconstitutional for State to Tax Federal Pensions while Exempting State and Local Pensions
No. 15109 Amend the SCRA To Preclude Predispute Binding Arbitration Clauses
No. 15108 NDAA 2016 Fixes USERRA Glitch
No. 15107 Section 4311 of USERRA Protects Veterans as well as Currently Serving Reserve Component Members
No. 15106 Section 4311 of USERRA
No. 15105 Army Reservist Survives Summary Judgment in Section 4311 Case
No. 15104 Navy Reservist Survives Employer’s Motion for Summary Judgment but then Loses Jury Trial
No. 15103 Coast Guard Reservist Alleges USERRA Violations by Drug Enforcement Administration
No. 15102 What Is the Escalator Principle?
No. 15101 Location Is an Aspect of Status
No. 15100 The French Company Fired my Wife!
No. 15099 Under USERRA, the Employer Can Be Required To Pay the Prevailing Service Member’s Attorney Fees and Costs, but under no Circumstances Can the Service Member Be Required To Pay the Employer’s Fees and Costs
No. 15098 SSGT Baldo Bello’s USERRA Lawsuit against the Village of Skokie
No. 15097 As an Employer, New York City Mistreats Marine Corps Reserve Officer
No. 15096 Thou Shalt Not Politick while on Active Duty
No. 15095 Military Voting in 2016
No. 15094 Unfavorable Sixth Circuit USERRA Case
No. 15093 Having a National Guard Member as an Employee Is a Pain, But you Can Handle it.
No. 15092 2015 New Jersey Military Law Symposium
No. 15091 The National Guard Makes up more than Half of Reserve Component Strength
No. 15090 Does my Mother Lose her Military Widow Benefits if she Remarries?
No. 15089 Proposals to Improve USERRA
No. 15088 Does USERRA Provide for the Recovery of Nonpecuniary and Punitive Damages? No
No. 15087 Seventh Circuit Reverses Unfavorable District Court USERRA Decision
No. 15086 Sixth Circuit Reverses Unfavorable District Court USERRA Decision
No. 15085 Purchasing Federal Civilian Retirement Credit for Active Military Service before You Began Your Federal Civilian Career
No. 15084 Sometimes You Get Federal Employee Retirement Credit for Military Service, and Sometimes such Credit Is Precluded
No. 15083 Yes, You Can Purchase State Public Employee Retirement Credit for Service Academy Time, at Least in California
No. 15082 You Must Stay within the Five-Year Limit To Obtain Civilian Pension Credit for Military Service Time
No. 15081 You Must Leave Active Duty and Apply for Reemployment to Obtain Civilian Pension Credit for your Military Service Time
No. 15080 New NLRB Decision Points the Way to Stronger USERRA Enforcement
No. 15079 Unlawful for Federal Agency to Fire Employee for Contacting Congress
No. 15078 State Budget Crisis Does Not Excuse USERRA Violation
No. 15077 If You Sign a Vehicle Lease while not on Active Duty and then Go on Active Duty during the Term of the Lease, You Have the Right to Terminate the Lease
No. 15076 SCRA Precludes Oregon from Making you Pay State Income Tax in Oregon while you are Serving there in the PHS
No. 15075 USERRA Applies to Voluntary as well as Involuntary Military Service
No. 15074 Descending Escalator or Employer’s Changed Circumstances?
No. 15073 Recent Favorable USERRA Case from Massachusetts
No. 15072 Being a Nurse Practitioner, rather than simply a Registered Nurse, Is Part of the “Status” to which You Are Entitled upon Reemployment
No. 15071 New Air Force Memorandum on USERRA’s Five-Year Limit
No. 15070 What Happens when your Probationary Period Is Interrupted by a Call to the Colors?
No. 15069 It Is Unlawful for an Employer To Deny Initial Employment Based on Unavailability on the Start Date, When the Unavailability Is Based on Active Military Service.
No, 15068 ROTC and JROTC—What Is the Difference?
No. 15067 The Reemployment Statute Turns 75
No. 15066 Calling you an Independent Contractor Does Not Make you one.
No. 15065 It Is not your Responsibility To Document your Physical and Psychological Readiness To Return to Work
No. 15064 The MSPB Adjudicates Claims that Federal Executive Agencies Have Violated USERRA
No. 15063 New Favorable Case on Section 4311 of USERRA
No. 15062 Update on Angiuoni v. Town of Billerica
No. 15061 The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act only Protects Service Members
No. 15060 Beware of Asserting Inconsistent Claims
No. 15059 Does USERRA Provide for Disparate Impact Liability?
No. 15058 What Is “Chevron Deference?”
No. 15057 Returning to Police Officer Job with PTSD
No. 15056 What Is “Service in the Uniformed Services” for USERRA Purposes?
No. 15055 You Must Apply for Reemployment—Part 7
No. 15054 You Must Apply for Reemployment—Part 6
No. 15053 USERRA 101 Final Exam
No. 15052 Service Members Law Center–Six Years of Accomplishments and Continuing
No. 15051 Delaware Falls Short in Accommodating Deployed Service Members and Military Spouses
No. 15050 Reemployment Rights as an ANG Technician
No. 15049 Disability and Division of Benefits with Ex-Spouse
No. 15048 Military Service, Civil Service, Settlement and Sabotage
No. 15047 A Teaspoon of TSP
No. 15046 You Must Apply for Reemployment—Part 5
No. 15045 Reemployment Rights with the Successor in Interest
No. 15044 Does Section 4311 of USERRA Outlaw Employer Discrimination Based on a Service-Connected Disability?
No. 15043 Yes, You Have the Right to Vote under UOCAVA
No. 15042 USERRA Applies all over the World to U.S. Government, U.S. Companies, and Foreign Subsidiaries of U.S. Companies
No. 15041 Seniority for PHS Officers within the BOP Medical System
No. 15041-Update Seniority for PHS Officers; updated September 2015
No. 15040 You Must Apply for Reemployment—Part 4
No. 15039 Federal Law Protects Students Called to the Colors during a Semester, But it Does not Help the Student who Must Miss a few Days for Drills or Annual Training
No. 15038 Federal and State Laws Protect Students whoseEducational Careers Are Interrupted by Military Service
No. 15037 Reemployment Rights for Wounded Warriors
No. 15036 Time off from Work for Short Periods of National Guard Training
No. 15035 USERRA’s Five-Year Limit and the Initial Period of Obligated Service
No. 15034 Terminating Leases and Contracts when Entering Active Duty
No. 15033 Relationship between USERRA and Tennessee Law for Corrections Officers
No. 15032 State Law Protections for National Guard Members on State Active Duty
No. 15031 Santander Consumer USA Required To Pay $9.35M for Illegally Repossessing the Vehicles of Service Members
No. 15030 You Have the Right to Time off from your Teaching Job for Military Service, under both State and Federal Law
No. 15029 Judge Bucklo Gets it Wrong on USERRA
No. 15028 Why Aren’t Young Women Required to Register for Selective Service?
No. 15027 Under Current Law, not every Reservist Is a Veteran, But that Should Change
No. 15026 Missouri TAG Settles Case Alleging USERRA Violation
No. 15025 The Clean Hands Doctrine Applies in Reemployment Cases
No. 15024 Military Voting under UOCAVA
No. 15023 Please Don’t Take away my LQA!
No. 15022 Bill in Texas Legislature Would Provide Additional Benefits for State Employees Returning to State Employment after Military Service
No. 15021 Evans v. MassMutual Financial Group—Update
No. 15020 Call it the Escalator Principle, not the Elevator Rule
No. 15019 North Carolina Judge Reprimanded for Flouting SCRA
No. 15018 Computing the Five-Year Limit under USERRA
No. 15017 USERRA Applies to Local Police Department as Employer
No. 15016 Carter v. Siemens Update
No. 15015 Proving a USERRA Discrimination Case. Is it Lawful To Require the unsuccessful USERRA Plaintiff to Pay Court Costs?
No. 15014 Is it Lawful for the Employer to Make me Use Vacation Days for my Military Training and Service?
No. 15013 Yes, You Have 90 Days to Apply for Reemployment
No. 15012 Bill Introduced to Give Sick Leave Bonus to Wounded Warriors who Are new Federal Employees
No. 15011 Alabama School Districts Do Not Have 11th Amendment Immunity, Eleventh Circuit Holds
No. 15010 H.R. 22—The Hire More Heroes Act of 2015—Would it Help Unemployed Veterans to Find Jobs?
No. 15009 Applicability of USERRA to the Legislative and Judicial Branches
No. 15008 Congress Fixes the Fiscal Year Barrier Problem, but the Fix Is not Retroactive
No. 15007 To Get Pension Credit for Military Service, You Must Return to your Pre-Service Civilian Employer
No. 15006 Right to Reinstatement of Civilian Health Insurance upon Returning from Period of Uniformed Service-Continued
No. 15005 USERRA and Health Insurance
No. 15004 EEOC Obtains Great Settlement in ADA Case for Disabled Veteran
No. 15003 TAXES AND MILITARY PENSIONS
No. 15002 Is the NOAA Commissioned Corps a Uniformed Service for Purposes of USERRA?
No. 15001 What Is an Application for Reemployment?
2014 Law Reviews
No. 14102 USERRA in the New Mexico Supreme Court
No. 14101 We’re so Productive that We Are Being Sent Home Early
No. 14100 Sometimes Arbitration Does Work for USERRA Plaintiffs
No. 14099 My Colleagues Received a Bonus while I Was on Active Duty, and I Missed Out—Help!
No. 14098 A Great New Case on the Escalator Principle
No. 14097 OSC Honors Three VA Whistleblowers with “Public Servant of the Year Award”
No. 14096 USERRA Rights of RC Members Employed by University Police Department
No. 14095 Right to Health Insurance Reinstatement under USERRA
No. 14094 You Have 90 Days To Apply for Reemployment
No. 14093 USERRA Forbids Discrimination Based on Having Performed Uniformed Service or on Having Sued To Enforce USERRA
No. 14092 Working at Civilian Job during Drill Weekend
No. 14091 Harassment, Hostile Work Environment and Available Damages or Equitable Relief under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
No. 14090 Erickson v. United States Postal Service—The Saga Continues
No. 14089 Captain Wright Teaches NJ Lawyers about USERRA
No. 14088 UCMJ Reforms in the National Defense Authorization Act
No. 14087 DOJ Gets Serious about Suing States that Disenfranchise the Brave Young Men and Women Who Are away from Home and Prepared To Lay Down their Lives for our Country
No. 14086 Why two Absentee Ballots in 2014? When Can I Expect To Receive my State Ballot?
No. 14085 Please Contact your Local Election Official
No. 14084 The Period of Service, not the Period of Absence, Is Subject to the Five-Year Limit under USERRA.
No. 14083 Terminating an Apartment Lease upon PCS Orders
No. 14082 If I Am Selected for AGR Tour, Can I Get out of my Apartment Lease?
No. 14081 Does my Active Duty Time Count toward my Five-Year Limit under USERRA? Does the Time help me Qualify for Early Receipt of Reserve Retirement? That Depends....
No. 14080 The Supreme Court’s Recent Hobby Lobby Decision Is Unlikely to Present a Significant Problem in USERRA Enforcement.
No. 14079 MILITARY DIVORCE: NOT JUST ANY ATTORNEY…
No. 14078 “Good to Go” (and Return!) Part 1: Unraveling the Rules
No. 14077 Judge Orders Navy Sailor on Sub in Pacific to Appear at Court Hearing in Michigan—Can She Do that?
No. 14076 DOJ Sues Adjutant General of Missouri for Violating USERRA and Survives Motion to Dismiss
No. 14075 Why Does the Service Members Law Center Provide Information to Persons Who Are Not ROA Members?
No. 14074 Right to Use Vacation Days for Military Service
No. 14073 After 42 Days of IMA Duty, How Long Do I Have to Report back to my Civilian Job?
No. 14072 Don’t Quit your Job if you Want to Sue under USERRA
No. 14071 USERRA Protections for National Guard Personnel
No. 14070 United Airlines Settlement Sets New USERRA Record
No. 14069 DOJ Reaches Settlement with Penske on USERRA Violations
No. 14068 Equal Civilian Retirement Credibility for all Branches of ROTC
No. 14067 Iowa Expands Benefits for Military Retirees
No. 14066 Military Leave and State University Policy
No. 14065 What Does "Employment at Will" Mean?
No. 14064 I Can't Find a Job Because of my Reserve Service
No. 14063 Federal Laws Restricting Post-Government Employment
No. 14062 Civilian Salaries, Military Compensation and the Impacts of Terminal Leave
No. 14061 That Promotion was Mine
No. 14060 How is my Civilian Pension Computed After Military Service?
No. 14059 EEOC Sues Employer for Firing Disabled Veteran
No. 14058 Calling Up Reserve Units During Domestic Emergencies - USERRA Impacts
No. 14057 New Recall Authority for Selected Reserve Units
No. 14056 Does SCRA Protect us from Non-Renewal of a Lease?
No. 14055 DOJ Sues Con-Way Freight for Violating USERRA
No. 14054 Three New Georgia Laws for Service Members
No. 14053 Progress for Service Members & Veterans in Indiana
No. 14052 I am Being Mobilized - Help!
No. 14051 DoD Proposes USERRA Amendments
No. 14050 USERRA, the Five-Year Limit, and Regular Army Service
No. 14049 USERRA and State Sovereign—Good News from Tennessee
No. 14048 Traumatic Service Group Life Insurance: The Basics
No. 14047 State and Local Government Employees Need Effective USERRA Protections
No. 14046 Marine Corps Reservist Sues Village of Skokie for Violating USERRA
No. 14045 What is an Application for Reemployment?
No. 14044 South Carolina Department of Corrections Fails to Reinstate Health Insurance Coverage of Returning National Guard Member
No. 14043 Do Not Use Your Employer's Computer to Complain About Your Employer
No. 14042 USERRA Rights of Reservist During Drill Weekend
No. 14041 New Legislation in New Mexico for Service Members
No. 14040 Is the Service Member Required to Keep the Employer Informed of Extensions of the Active Duty Period?
No. 14039 Protect Your Rights By Understanding Them
No. 14038 Is the Statute of Limitations Tolled When I am on Inactive Duty Training?
No. 14037 A Political Subdivision is not a State for 11th Amendment Purposes
No. 14036 Setback in Effort to Enforce USERRA against States as Employers
No. 14035 Is my Case Governed by VEVRAA or USERRA?
No. 14034 What is the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act?
No. 14033 Why Did I Receive this COBRA Notice?
No. 14032 New USERRA Case from the 8th Circuit
No. 14031 Veterans' Preference for State Employees in Washington
No. 14030 One Week of Excused Absence for Federal Employee Returning from Mobilization
No. 14029 DOJ Sues Missouri Adjutant General under USERRA
No. 14028 I Volunteered for Active Duty—Am I Elligible for Differential Pay as a Federal Civilian?
No. 14027 I am a Disabled Veteran and a Federal Employee—Am I Entitled to Leave Without Pay for a Medical Condition that is not Service-Connected?
No. 14026 USERRA's Five-Year Limit—Why is it so Complicated?
No. 14025 SCRA Interest Rate Reduction Does Not Mean Taxable Income
No. 14024 The Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
No. 14023 Military Voting Rights in South Carolina Primary
No. 14022 Make-Up Contributions to Your Defined Contribution Pension Plan
No. 14021 The 20-20-20 Rule and Nonregular Service
No. 14020 New Jersey Teachers Must be Credited for Military Service Time for Purposes of Layoffs and Recalls from Layoff
No. 14019 New Jersey Teachers Receive Seniority Credit for Wartime Military Service, Even if it was before Start of Teaching Career
No. 14018 Required Refund on Canceled Vehicle Lease
No. 14017 Statute of Limitations and the NYPD Class Action USERRA Lawsuit
No. 14016 Class Action USERRA Lawsuit against American Airlines Concerning Insufficient Pension Contributions for Pilots Returning to Work after extended Military Leave
No. 14015 Civilian Pension Credit for Long Period of Military Service
No. 14014 National Guard Member Works in another State - Is Her Job Protected When She Is on State Active Duty?
No. 14013 DD-214 Delay Could Delay Retirement from Civilian Career
No. 14012 Returning to Work with Two Bad Shoulders
No. 14011 What Sort of Documentation Must I Provide?
No. 14010 Requirement to Provide Documentation to Employer only Applies after Periods of Service of 31 or More Days
No. 14009 Reserve Component Leadership Should Take on the Burden of Notifying the Civilian Employer when Military Duty Will Take the Reservist away from the Civilian Job
No. 14008 SCRA and Disability Income Replacement Insurance
No. 14007 Electronic Voting for Overseas Military Voters
No. 14006 A New Election Year Has Begun, Submit a New FPCA
No. 14005 Abandonment Doctrine Rests on Slender Reed
No. 14004 Sergeant Major Erickson's Saga Continues
No. 14003 Enforcing USERRA against the State of Missouri
No. 14002 Ethan Allen is still Rolling over in his Grave
No. 14001 More than 1000 Articles about USERRA and other Law that are Especially Pertinent to Reserve Component Members
2013 Law Reviews
No. 13169 Military Pension Division: The Warrant Officer and the Wingman
No. 13168 Interest Rate Reduction upon Mobilization
No. 13167 SCRA Rights to Terminate Apartment Lease
No. 13166 Reserve Component Opportunities for Individuals Leaving Active Duty Short of Retirement Eligibility
No. 13165 What Happens if I Fail to Report for Duty?
No. 13164 When Does the UCMJ Apply to Reservists?
No. 13163 Disability Benefits for Officers of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Public Health Service (PHS)
No. 13162 Predatory Lending: Service Members Get New Protections from some Loan Practices
No. 13161 DHS Clarifies Immigration Benefits for Family Members of Select Reserve and Veterans
No. 13160 Significant Development Regarding Differential Pay for Federal Employees Mobilized Under "Voluntary" Authority
No. 13159 CFPB Enforces Rules on Military Payday Loans
No. 13158 Why are Service Members Treated Differently?
No. 13157 The Physical Disability Board of Review for Medical Retirement Reevaluation
No. 13156 Counties and Other Political Subdivisions are not Immune - Western District of Virginia gets it Wrong
No. 13155 Where Am I to Vote?
No. 13154 Remove the "Race" Question from the FPCA Form
No. 13153 Is it Unlawful for my Civilian Employer to Contact the Commanding Officer of my National Guard Unit?
No. 13152 The Service Members Civil Relief Act Does Not Bar all Lawsuits Against Active Duty Service Members
No. 13151 I Think that my Employer Must Make both the Employer and the Employee Contributions to my Pension Plan
No. 13150 Credit for Military Time for Leave Accrual Purposes as a Federal Employee
No. 13149 DOL Must Comply with USERRA with respect to its own Employees if it is to be Effective with other Employers
No. 13148 Federal Agencies Must Train Supervisors on USERRA
No. 13147 OSC Effectiveness in Enforcing USERRA against Federal Agencies as Employers
No. 13146 Detroit Bankruptcy and USERRA
No. 13145 Important New USERRA Case in Fifth Circuit
No. 13144 The SCRA and USERRA - Protecting the Civil Rights of Service Members in the 21st Century
No. 13143 I Signed a Contract and Received a Corporate Signing Bonus, and Now I Have Joined the Army
No. 13142 Texas Teacher Retirement System PDF Gets USERRA Wrong
No. 13141 Is the Defendant on Active Duty? Can I Obtain a Default Judgment?
No. 13140 You’re in the Army now, your First Amendment Rights Are Circumscribed
How Much Must I Pay to Obtain State Pension Credit for my Year of Active Duty?
USERRA Pension Credit for Military Service Beyond Five Years
USERRA Pension Review
Does USERRA's Escalator Principle Apply to Defined Contribution Pension Plans?
Payment of $100,000 Death Gratuity During the Shutdown
Returning to Active Duty with VA Disability Rating
NYPD Violates USERRA Again
VA Benefits & National Personnel Records Center Fire
DOJ Files USERRA Lawsuit against Delaware Employer
Bill Introduced that Would Expand Veterans' Preference in Federal Employment to Include Reserve Component Members
No. 13129 Reservists Who Are Attorneys Are Not Precluded from Representing Clients Against Federal Agencies
ROA Access to Reserve Centers and other Military Installations
First Circuit Reemphasizes Broad Scope of the Escalator Principle
Sometimes DOL-VETS Is Not Totally Worthless
Buying Federal Civilian Retirement Credit for Reserve Service
Beware the Judgement-Proof Defendant
VA Fails to Clean Up Dirty and Dangerous Conditions at Hospital in Jackson, MS
USERRA Protects National Guard Service, Even if SCRA Does Not
Maintaining Domicile and Avoiding State Income Tax while on National Guard AGR Tour
Can I Keep my Texas Domicile while on a Three-Year AGR Tour in DC?
Reflections on the 12th Anniversary of our Generation's Date which Will Live in Infamy
Paid Military Leave for Military Retiree Who Returns to Active Duty
Applying for Reemployment is not Applying for Employment
Military Voting in 2013
Notice to your Civilian Employer before AGR Duty
Rand Corporation Study Reports Employer Ignorance on USERRA - Let them Call the Service Members Law Center
Pension Credit with State-Local Governments for Pre-1974 Military Service
Online Sources for Comprehensive Lists of State Benefits for Veterans
How to Compute One Year for Purposes of Section 4316(c) of USERRA
Special Protection against Discharge, Except for Cause, After Returning from Military Service
Licensing Hurdles for Service Members Unable to Keep Professional Certifications in Good Standing Due to Military Obligations
Revising USERRA to Include Non-Pecuniary Compensatory Damages as Remedies
Terminating a Lease Held Solely by a Servicemember Dependent
How Not To Treat a National Guard Member Who is Your Employee
Beware of the Tax Bump
How Do I Judge a USERRA Settlement Offer?
Forced to Quit Reserve to Obtain Loan to Buy Dental Practice
Air Force Recruit Has Right to Terminate Apartment Lease
Judge Advocate General of the Navy Has Authority To Enforce Professional Responsibility Rules on Civilian Lawyers Practicing in Navy Courts Martial
When Challenging Non-Selection for Promotion, You Must First Exhaust your Administrative Remedies
This Is Not your Father’s National Guard
Interesting MSPB Case on USERRA
What Is a “Title 38 Employee?”
You Must Track Your Five Year Limit
Another USERRA Case Headed for Supreme Court
Please Don't Supplant USERRA
Time off from Civilian Job To See Wife Return from Afghanistan—Good News from Maryland
Time off from Civilian Job for VA Medical Appointments—Good News from Louisiana
No. 13090 DOJ and NYPD Settle USERRA Class Action Lawsuit
Political Subdivisions of States Do Not Have 11th Amendment Immunity
ROA Is Authorized To Receive Support For Conferences
No. 13088 Supreme Court Reverses South Carolina Supreme Court in Indian Child Welfare Act Case
No. 13087 Do I Accrue Civilian Vacation while I Am away from my Civilian Job for Military Service?
No. 13086 Protecting ROA Access to ROTC Units and Reserve Centers
No. 13085 Federal Employees Are Protected from the Descending Escalator
No. 13084 DOJ Sues Flight Safety Services Corporation to Enforce USERRA Pension Rights of Two Air Force Reservists
No. 13083 Don’t Tell your Civilian Employer that you Are Considering Enlistment
No. 13082 Escalator Principle Not Limited to Automatic Promotions—District of Puerto Rico Gets it Wrong
No. 13081 DOJ Sues Cook County for Violating USERRA Pension Rights of Army Reserve Nurse
No. 13080 Federal Civilian Employees Who Are Disabled Veterans Have the Right to Time off from their Jobs for Medical Treatment—Thank You President Hoover
No. 13079 It Is Better for a Reserve Component to Rely Primarily upon Involuntary Mobilization
No. 13078 Good News on Military Voting in San Bernardino County, California
No. 13077 The Escalator Can Descend
No. 13076 Public Employee Promotion Exam while Mobilized
No. 13075-Update 2 You Can Sue a Political Subdivision in Federal Court under USERRA
No. 13075-Update: You Can Sue a Political Subdivision in Federal Court under USERRA
No. 13075 You Can Sue a Political Subdivision in Federal Court under USERRA
No. 13074 Once You File with DOL-Vets, You Are Stuck with Them for Awhile
No. 13073 Enforcing USERRA against a State Government Employer-Good News from Wisconsin
No. 13072 Only the Dead Have Seen the End of War
No. 13071 New Washington Law Protects Students who Are Members of the National Guard or Reserve
No. 13070 Federal and State Laws Protect Students whose Educational Careers Are Interrupted by Military Service
No. 13069 CSRS and USERRA
No. 13068 Federal Thrift Savings Plan and USERRA
No. 13067 Notice Before and Documentation After Military Service
No. 13066 Sometimes the Important Dog Is the One Who Does not Bark
No. 13065 Guam Cannot Lawfully Make You Get a Guam Driver’s License
No. 13064 Be Always Ready To Sue and Don’t Sleep on your Rights
No. 13063 The Air Force Is Not Going To Court Martial You for Sharing your Faith
No. 13062 Employers—What Is Asked of You Is neither Unreasonable nor Unconstitutional
No. 13061 Right to Health Insurance Reinstatement when Returning to Work after Military Service
No. 13060 Proposed Commission on America and its Veterans
No. 13059 Military Spouses Need Careers Too
No. 13058 Time off from Civilian Job for Travel and Rest in Connection with Drill Weekend
No. 13057 Don’t Use your Employer’s Computer for Navy Reserve Work
No. 13056 California University of Pennsylvania Sued for Violating USERRA
No. 13055 Celebrate Whistleblowers, Don’t Attack Them
No. 13054 Not All USERRA Plaintiffs Are Successful
No. 13053 Do I Receive the $100,000 Death Gratuity if I Die?
No. 13052 The SCRA and the “Collection Fee” on my College Tuition
No. 13051 New Georgia Law Promotes Veterans Employment
No. 13050 New Law in Maryland Helps with Employment Problem
No. 13049 New West Virginia Law Creates Tax Break for Some Service Members
No. 13048 Incentives for Civilian Employers of Reserve Component Members
No. 13047 Other Laws that Give Veterans an Advantage in Employment
No. 13046 Wounded Warriors and the Americans with Disabilities Act
No. 13045 One Year of Back Pay Is not Enough
No. 13044 National Guard Bureau Chief Testifies about Need for Employer Support
No. 13043 USERRA and the Collective Bargaining Agreement—What Is the Limit on Duration of my Active Duty?
No. 13042 ROA Member Files Two USERRA Lawsuits
No. 13041 USERRA Overrides Agreement You Signed when You Were Hired
No. 13040 Dirty and Dangerous Conditions at VA Medical Center in Mississippi
No. 13039 New Supreme Court Case on Federal Tort Claims Act and Medical Malpractice
No. 13038 The Sequester, Furloughs and Federal Employees
No. 13037 The Limit on Duration of Service only Includes Service after Starting the Relevant Job
No. 13036 Misconduct Leads to Mistrial
No. 13035 Another New and Favorable USERRA Case
No. 13034 Does Medical Hold Time Count toward the Individual’s Five Year Limit under USERRA?
No. 13033 Right to Federal Employee Differential Pay Continues if Retained on Active Duty due to Combat Wound
No. 13032 A Great American Company Must Reemploy Great American Service Members
No. 13031 State of Nevada Finally Complies with USERRA
No. 13030 Important Recent Case on the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
No. 13029 Supreme Court Case Points Way to Effective Enforcement of USERRA against State Government Employers
No. 13028 DOJ Files Amicus Brief in NM Court of Appeals
No. 13027 ROA Files USERRA Amicus Brief in NM Appellate Court
No. 13026 Child Custody and Military Service
No. 13025 The Escalator and the Sequester
No. 13024 Am I Eligible for Burial at Arlington or any other National Cemetery?
No. 13023 Help me regain my Security Clearance
No. 13022 The Escalator Can Descend as well as Ascend
No. 13021 Sergeant Major Erickson’s Struggle against the United States Postal Service Continues
No. 13020 NDAA 2013 Expands Entitlement to TRICARE Health and Dental Coverage for Reservists not on Active Duty
No. 13019 NDAA 2013 Improves Law that Protects Service Members from Predatory Lending Practices
No. 13018 NDAA 2013 Authorizes Pilot Program for Mental Health Services for the National Guard and Reserve
No. 13017 NDAA 2013 Authorizes Suicide Prevention Program for National Guard and Reserve
No. 13016 NDAA 2013 Provision on State Professional Licensing
No. 13015 NDAA 2013 Extends Duration of Temporary Expansion of Service Member’s Right to Accumulate Military Leave
No. 13014 NDAA 2013 Authorizes Transition Assistance Advisors
No. 13013 Good News on Military Voting in Avon, Connecticut
No. 13012 Enlist in Reserve Component to Repay Student Loans?
No. 13011 NDAA 2013 Provides for Reserve Component Representation on the Joint Staff
No. 13010 NDAA Provision Protects Conscience Rights of Service Members, Especially Chaplains
No. 13009 Differential Pay for Federal Employees Called to Active Duty for Contingency Service
No. 13008 NDAA 2013 Promotes Fairness for Coast Guard Reserve
No. 13007 Call Me, But Not while You Are Driving
No. 13006 Military Spouse Residency Relief Act—Part 3
No. 13005 SCRA Bars Double State Taxation of your Reserve Drill Pay
No. 13004 USERRA Does Not Provide for Reemployment of Active Duty Service Member Who Starts Job while on Active Duty and Seeks Reemployment after a Deployment
No. 13003 Military Spouse Residency Relief Act—Part 2
No. 13002 Understanding Citations in Law Reviews
No. 13001 ROA Provides a Unique Service, Not Duplicating ESGR
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