Monday, March 14, 2005

New Military Notice Requirement Available

On March 10th, U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao announced the availability of a notice (in poster format) explaining the rights of employees under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).

The Department's Office of Compliance Assistance Policy has made this notice (in poster format) available through its interactive Web-based tools, the elaws Poster Advisor and elaws USERRA Advisor. The elaws Poster Advisor, available at, is designed to help employers comply with federal Department of Labor (DOL) poster requirements. The elaws USERRA Advisor, available at, helps employers and workers understand employee eligibility and job entitlements, employer obligations, benefits and remedies under the Act. For a full list of elaws Advisors, visit

Employers are required to provide a notice of the rights, benefits and obligations under USERRA to persons entitled to its rights and benefits. Employers may meet this obligation by posting the notice in a prominent place where employees customarily check for such information. However, employers are free to provide the notice to employees in other ways that will minimize costs while ensuring that the full text of the notice is provided (e.g., by handing or mailing out the notice, or distributing the notice via electronic mail).

The new notice, "Your Rights under USERRA", is also available at or by calling 1-866-4-USA-DOL.
Don't forget to visit DOL's Compliance Assistance Web portal at for the latest compliance assistance information, resources, links and more.