Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves hits milestone

July 3, 2012 • Local News

In 1972, a bridge between employers and service members was erected when, anticipating the end of the Vietnam War and the draft, the Department of Defense established the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. The organization commemorated its 40th anniversary June 22.

It is federally mandated that a soldier who is employed when he is called to serve get his job back when he returns. Additionally, this individual is entitled to any promotions or incentives that were granted while he/she was gone, in addition to any pay adjustments. The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act is what guarantees these rights. A component of ESGR’s mission is to serve as an ombudsman to ensure employer and employee are fully aware of USERRA.

“The intent is to keep it out of the federal courts so that we can get employers that may have violated the law but Login to read more

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