Reinstate reservists after their military leave.

Never consider an employee's military service when making employment decisions, and promptly reinstate workers after they're released from their reservist military duties. That's the main message of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).

The U.S. Supreme Court recently upheld those protections for all employees, saying that states and other government employers must also comply with the law.

Recent case: A Texas government employee was also a member of the U.S. Army Reserves. After completing an active-duty term, he wanted to return to a desk job, due to injuries...

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