Steady, solid, and strong
Optimistic, outstanding, and organized
Loyal, logical, and level-headed
Diligent, decisive, and disciplined
Intelligent, idealistic and, when necessary, immovable
Earnest, effective, and efficient
Rational, resourceful, and resolute
Yes, a soldier is many things, but above all these admirable qualities, a soldier is a hero. Thank you for your service!
With the recent deployments of our friends, and loved ones, sent so far from home, there may be questions from your employees about themselves, or their family members, who are being deployed. There are rights soldiers have earned in terms of their employment upon their return. Knowledge of the law contributes to a calm environment. Below are some of the Federal rules to assist you as the Manager or Owner.
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) is a federal law that applies to all employers in all states. USERRA covers employees who serve in the U.S. uniformed services, including the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, Reserves, National Guard, the Commission Corps of the Public Health Service. Employees who are called to active duty or training are protected whether the service is voluntary or involuntary.
USERRA prohibits employers from discriminating against current military employees, veterans, or those applying for membership in the uniformed services.
USERRA grants the following rights to eligible employees:
Right to Reinstatement: Employees who serve in the uniformed services may take up to five years of unpaid leave and receive reinstatement if the following requirements are met:
Right to Job Security
Military employees who are reinstated are entitled to temporary job protection as well. Employers may not fire these employees for certain periods of time without cause, depending on how long their military service was. Cause generally means a legitimate, business-related reason for the firing.
Prohibition Against Discrimination & Retaliation: USERRA prohibits employers from discriminating against current military employees, veterans, or those applying for membership in the uniformed services. This applies to all aspects of employment, including, hiring, promotions, benefits, work duties, firing, and more.
For more information, call the Pinnacle HR Department at (210) 344-2088.