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userra vets investigator

Know Your Rights, U.S. Department of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS) is authorized to investigate and resolve complaints of USERRA violations. For assistance in filing a complaint, or for any other information on USERRA, contact VETS at USADOL or visit its website at

20 CFR § 1002.289 How will VETS investigate a USERRA

§ 1002.289 How will VETS investigate a USERRA complaint (a) In carrying out any investigation, VETS has, at all reasonable times, reasonable access to and the right to interview persons with information relevant to the investigation.

USERRA Protects Returning Veterans’ Employment Rights

The U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, (DOLVETS) is responsible for the implementation, administration, and enforcement of USERRA. Individuals who believe their USERRA rights have been violated may file a complaint with DOLVETS. As part of the complaint process, a DOLVETS investigator will collect and

DOLVETS Has Subpoena Power for USERRA Investigations

DOLVETS Has Subpoena Power for USERRA Investigations By Captain Samuel F. Wright, JAGC, USN (Ret.)2 Update on Sam Wright—USERRA applies to employees who have been laid off—Continuous accumulation of seniorityescalator principle 1.4—USERRA enforcement 1.8—Relationship between USERRA and other laws/policies

USERRA, U.S. Department of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) administers the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). Subject to the rules and exceptions discussed below, USERRA guarantees an employee returning from military service or training the right to be reemployed at his or her former job

LAW REVIEW 0611 Does USERRA Provide for Interest on

As I have explained in several published articles, Congress enacted USERRA in 1994 as a complete rewrite of the Veterans’ Reemployment Rights (VRR) law, which can be traced back to 1940. While employed at DOL as an attorney, I largely drafted USERRA, along with one other DOL attorney (Susan M. Webman). The whole point of USERRA was to improve upon the VRR law’s protections,

LAW REVIEW 197 Tutorial on USERRA Procedures By

Q: The DOLVETS investigator sent me a form letter, informing me that my USERRA case had been closed as “without merit” because I had not produced evidence showing a connection between the firing and my military service. It is my understanding, based on having read your “Law Review” articles, that I am entitled


In the MOU, the Attorney General assigned responsibility for handling USERRA referrals to DOJ’s Civil Rights Division. Within the Civil Rights Division, USERRA referrals are assigned to the Employment Litigation Section (ELS). ELS is made up of approximately seventy attorneys, paralegals, and support staff. Until the 2004 MOU, ELS’s primary responsibility had been to enforce provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 against state and local government employers. Over the past forty years, ELS attorneys have investigated, litigated and resolved some of the most complicated employment discrimination cases in the country. This experience has made ELS wellsuited to assume responsibility for enforcing USERRA.

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