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USERRA Expanded by the CREW Act

On September 29, 2022, one day after Hurricane Ian made landfall on Florida’s southwest shores, President Biden signed into law the Civilian Reservist Emergency Workforce (CREW) Act. This Act directly amended two federal laws: the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). The … Continued

Caring for Those Impacted by Natural Disasters

Just as people are recovering from Hurricane Harvey, including our colleagues in ReedGroup’s Woodlands, Texas, office, our Texas clients, and their employees, ReedGroup is preparing for Hurricane Irma and her aftermath. ReedGroup’s Orlando office will close this afternoon as we monitor Hurricane Irma’s path, and ReedGroup’s clients will again be serviced by our other locations … Continued

Caring for Those Impacted by Hurricane Harvey through Leave, Disability, and Accommodation Management

ReedGroup is keeping our colleagues, their families, and all Texas and Louisiana residents impacted by Hurricane Harvey in our thoughts. Our Woodlands, Texas office will be closed for the remainder of this week, and our clients are being serviced by our other locations and work-from-home employees. ReedGroup is concerned about our employees and those of … Continued

Cat’s Paw Strikes Employer’s Defenses in USERRA and FMLA Cases

by Martha J. Cardi, Reed Group Chief Compliance Officer The “cat’s paw” theory of employer liability in employment cases has made headlines following the recent U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Staub v. Proctor Hospital on March 1, 2011. Now, a federal court has also applied the cat’s paw theory to employees’ claims of employer interference … Continued

USERRA Note: Notice of Intent to Take Military Duty Leave Sufficient to Provide USERRA Job Protections

By Marti J. Cardi, Chief Compliance Officer, Reed Group Employers are familiar with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), which provides American service members in civilian jobs with protection from discrimination on the basis of military service and job restoration rights following service. A recent opinion from the First Circuit Court of … Continued