Topic of the Week
As a member of the United States Uniformed Services, you are entitled to special workplace protections under federal law. The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) seeks to ensure that those who serve their country can
Blog of the Week
Trade war drives up unemployment in key 2020 battleground states
Unemployment remains low nationwide, but it’s starting to tick up in a some key places—places dependent on the industries hit hard by Donald Trump’s trade war, and places that just happen to be in battleground states.
Thought for the Week
"This year, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA), a fundamental support to our all-volunteer force.
With roots dating back to World War II, USERRA became law on Oct. 13, 1994, and has helped to build a more robust reserve component, enabling the world’s strongest military to be economically efficient and deeply woven into the fabric of American community life. USERRA strengthened and formalized economic protections that enable all service members’ careers to progress, without pause, while serving our nation."
–Jonathan VanderPlas; Military Times
List of the Week
from DOL: Veterans' Employment & Training Service
Employment Situation of Veterans
- The jobless rate for all veterans fell to an 18-year low of 3.5% in 2018, from its peak at 9.9% in 2011
- The unemployment rate for women veterans fell to 3.0 percent in 2018
- October 2019, the veteran unemployment rate remained at 3.2 percent, the same rate as last month
Top Five News Headlines
- Potential Changes to Title VII Protections Against Discrimination 'Because of … Sex'
- A Federal Appeals Court Rejects Evidence of Age Discrimination By U.S. Army
- Third Accuser Files EEOC Claim About Former DLA Piper Partner
- Bisconti Farms, Inc. and Bisconti Management, Inc. to Pay $200,000 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Suit
- Post-#MeToo, Ernst & Young Grapples With Diverging Views Of Its Culture