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Focus on . . . The Effect of USERRA on Retirement Plans

Journal of Pension Benefits, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 25-34, Autumn 1997

10 Pages Posted: 14 Sep 2009  

David A. Pratt

Albany Law School

Date Written: 1997

Abstract

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) assures veterans and reservist that they cannot be denied employment benefits because of their military service. USERRA imposes significant obligations on plan sponsors, who must ensure that their human resources and plan administration procedures comply fully with the requirements. Numerous practical problems are not addressed by the legislation, and prompt guidance is needed to clarify, for both employers and veterans, how the new rules will be interpreted. Some suggestions follow.

Keywords: Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, military, veterans, retirement plans

Suggested Citation

Pratt, David A., Focus on . . . The Effect of USERRA on Retirement Plans (1997). Journal of Pension Benefits, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 25-34, Autumn 1997. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1473174

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