Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act

This treatise provides a comprehensive coverage of the full scope of USERRA and the complicated issues involved with its application and enforcement. Edited by experienced practitioners who have represented both employers and employees, it provides a balanced view of the issues.

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George R. Wood
Ossai Miazad



Fully understand the complexities of USERRA requirements

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The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)—the federal act governing military leave and discrimination/retaliation issues resulting from military service—covers every employer in the United States. This treatise provides a comprehensive analysis of USERRA’s breadth, and discusses the myriad complicated issues involved with the Act's application and enforcement. Highlights covered include: 

A history of USERRA and its predecessors

Coverage of employers and employees under USERRA

Leave entitlements and the requirements placed on both employers and employees regarding leave requests

Issues of leave scheduling and notice requirements

Pay and benefits when an employee is taking a leave of absence under USERRA

Healthcare and non-healthcare benefits that a returning employee is entitled to receive

Discrimination and retaliation rights

Remedies and enforcement mechanisms

USERRA’s relationship with other statutes, both on the federal and state level


Bloomberg BNA authors and editors are practicing professionals with insider perspectives and real-life experience. Learn more about this book’s authors and editors.


Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee
ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law

George R. Wood is an attorney with Littler Mendelson P.C., Minneapolis, MN, who represents employers and focuses his practice on discrimination and other employment litigation.

Ossai Miazad is an associate at Outten & Golden LLP, New York, NY, and represents emplyees in all areas of employment law.


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Read what others have to say about this Bloomberg BNA book.

This text is a valuable tool for human relations personnel, judge advocates, employers, employees, and attorneys. USERRA is a recognition of the importance of military service to the nation, and provides a balance of employer and employee interest when that service comes into play. This book is an excellent guide to this important legislation.

Gary R. Brown

The Colorado Lawyer (Aug. 2011)

This is a valuable resource for employers who have large numbers of military leaves to manage. It is also useful for practitioners who need to help employers when this subject comes up. The state law survey brings this title home for everyone.

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