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An online guide to the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).
USERRA Online Pocket Guide

Your Rights Under USERRA Poster

Federal law requires employers to notify employees of their rights under USERRA. Employers may meet this requirement by displaying this poster where they customarily place notices for employees.

Sus Derechos Bajo USERRA - Póster

La ley federal requiere que los empleadores notifiquen a los empleados sobre sus derechos en virtud de USERRA. Los empleadores pueden cumplir con este requisito mostrando este póster donde habitualmente colocan avisos para los empleados.

Fact Sheets

The following frequently asked questions provide information concerning the application of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).

Pension Benefits (Fact Sheet #1)

To employers that pay pension benefits as a percentage of total earnings of employees.
Employers’ Pension Obligations to Reemployed Service Members under USERRA (PDF)

Reemployment Rights and Benefits (Fact Sheet #2)

Reemployment rights and benefits for returning service members.
Reemployment Rights and Benefits for Returning Service Members under USERRA (PDF)

Separations From Uniformed Service (Fact Sheet #3)

Separations from uniformed service, the characterization of such service, and their potential effects on USERRA rights and benefits.
Separations from Uniformed Service, Characterizations of Service, and Effects on Rights and Benefits (PDF)

Responsibility to Notify Employer(Fact Sheet #4)

A service member’s responsibility to notify their employer of their absence due to their service in the uniformed services under USERRA.
Notification of Absence due to Uniformed Service under USERRA (PDF)

Employment Protections Under USERRA and VEVRAA (Fact Sheet #5)

The different types of employment protections for veterans and service members under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA).
Employment Protections for Veterans and Service Members under USERRA and VEVRAA – A Side-By-Side Look (PDF)


During these challenging times, our nation’s Guardsmen and Reservists are answering the call to duty to protect the health and well-being of all Americans.
COVID-19 Impact (PDF)

Extending Rights to National Guard

On January 5, 2021, Section 4303 of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) was amended to extend employment and reemployment rights to members of the National Guard performing certain types of duty under state authority.
New Coverage for Certain State Active Duty under USERRA (PDF)

Other Resources

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)is a Department of Defense office that develops and promotes supportive work environments for Service members in the Reserve Components through outreach, recognition, and educational opportunities that increase awareness of applicable laws. It also provides assistance in resolving conflicts between the Service members and their employers.
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (

Final Rule

On March 10, 2005, the Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) of the Department of Labor (Department or DOL) issued an interim final rule to implement a requirement of the Veterans Benefits Improvement Act of 2004 (VBIA), Public Law 108-454 (Dec. 10, 2004). The VBIA amended the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) by adding a requirement that employers provide a notice of the rights, benefits, and obligations of employees and employers under USERRA.
Final Rule (