As part of the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act signed Nov. 21 by President Obama, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act (USERRA) has been amended to provide protection against harassment for service members in their civilian jobs.

Prior to VOW, courts had found it unclear if USERRA offered harassment (hostile work environment) protection to service members as a protected class. Now this has been clarified and amended by VOW.

All employers must notify past, present, and future members of the uniformed services in writing about their rights and obligations under USERRA. Get your copy of Personnel Concepts' USERRA Military Leave Compliance Program today and display the USERRA Rights poster that comes with it as a first step in compliance.