SCOTUS Extends Cat’s Paw Liability to USERRA

"Cat's paw" is a legal term referring to someone's influencing another person to do something (illegal, obviously) and thus potentially becoming liable as well. For instance in work-related circumstances, if a department manager has it in for a certain employee and the employee is then fired by his or her direct supervisor for performance reasons, […]

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USERRA Protection Extended Along With Increased Vet Benefits

Congress rode to the aid of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans with an increased package of benefits at the close of 2010’s lame duck session. The benefits will facilitate educational pursuits for the veterans, among other initiatives. At the same time, Congress by voice vote passed a resolution to extend USERRA benefits to people working […]

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