Military Leave Rights: USERRA, COBRA, FMLA, and VEVRRA

Chad Lennon
Chad Lennon | Tully Rinckey PLLC, Attorneys & Counselors at Law

Chad Lennon is an attorney in the military, security clearance, and federal employment law sections at Tully Rinckey, PLLC. In addition, he is a Major in the Marine Corps reserves.

Live Video-Broadcast: June 27, 2024
Military Leave Rights: USERRA, COBRA, FMLA, and VEVRRA

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Program Summary

Navigating an employee's or their family member's military leave can be complex, involving several intersecting laws. The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) stands as a cornerstone, offering broad coverage and protections for service members. It ensures rights and benefits while they're away, including health insurance continuation akin to COBRA benefits, and safeguards against discharge upon reemployment. Additionally, USERRA addresses denial of reemployment, even if an employer's circumstances have changed. Resolving disputes often requires navigating the intersections of USERRA, FMLA, and VEVRRA, ensuring comprehensive protection for military service members and their families.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • USERRA
  • FMLA
  • VEVRRA
  • Resolving Disputes

Date / Time: June 27, 2024

  • 1:00 pm – 3:10 pm Eastern
  • 12:00 pm – 2:10 pm Central
  • 11:00 am – 1:10 pm Mountain
  • 10:00 am – 12:10 pm Pacific

Closed-captioning available

Speakers

Chad Lennon_myLawCLEChad Lennon | Tully Rinckey PLLC, Attorneys & Counselors at Law

Chad Lennon is an attorney in the military, security clearance, and federal employment law sections at Tully Rinckey, PLLC. In addition, he is a Major in the Marine Corps reserves.

Prior to joining Tully Rinckey, PLLC, he was the Director of the Veterans and Servicemembers’ Rights Clinic at Touro Law Center. There he managed staff attorneys and interns working on a variety of legal topics. Cases included discharge upgrades, veterans law appeals, military law, landlord-tenant, estate planning, and criminal cases. He was also a Prosecutor in the Suffolk County District Court and East End courts. There, he was the Prosecutor in Veterans Treatment Court while working on misdemeanor and felony cases. He has also worked as a Criminal Defense attorney in Maryland prior to working as a Prosecutor.

As a reservist in the Marine Corps, Chad has held a variety of billets. During his time on active duty, he served as a Platoon Commander who was deployed to Afghanistan and led over 50 combat missions. Once he returned from deployment, he served as the Battalion Assistant Operations Officer. His other billets include Production Officer, Detachment Commander, Company Executive, International Engagements Officer, Intelligence Officer, Company Commander, and Joint Chiefs of Staff. Chad has also participated in a number of multi-national exercises, including Bold Alligator, African Lion, and Pacific Sentry. He is a recipient of the Purple Heart Medal.

Agenda

I. USERRA | 1:00pm – 1:30pm

  • Purposes, Principal Protections, and Broad Coverage
  • Rights and Benefits While the Service Member Is Away, Including Continuation of Health Insurance Coverage (COBRA-Type Benefits)
  • Reemployment Rights, Including Protection Against Discharge After Reemployment
  • Denying Reemployment, Including an Employer’s Changed Circumstances

II. FMLA | 1:30pm – 2:00pm

  • Purposes and Principal Protections
  • What Is Covered
  • What Is Not Covered
  • Notice Requirements

Break | 2:00pm – 2:10pm

III. VEVRRA | 2:10pm – 2:40pm

  • Purpose, Requirements, Enforcement

IV. Resolving Disputes | 2:40pm – 3:10pm

  • USERRA/FMLA/VEVRRA