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USERRA Resources

Reference Number: MTAS-877
Reviewed Date: 11/18/2020

Employers may require certification of the need for caregiver and qualifying exigency leave using the DOL forms. The qualifying exigency form can be found at http://www.dol.gov/whd/forms/WH-384.pdf. The certification for serious injury or illness of a covered service member form can be found at http://www.dol.gov/whd/forms/WH-385.pdf.

Employees seeking to use military caregiver leave must follow existing FMLA notice rules, including the requirement to work with employers to schedule leave without unduly disrupting operations.

A summary of the revised bill may be found at https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/hr2647/summary or you can find the actual legislation at: http://www.justice.gov/crt/military/statute.htm . Copies of the required USERRA posters can also be obtained from the U.S. Department of Labor at www.dol.gov/vets/programs/userra/poster.htm.

Additional information about the act may be obtained from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service at 800-336-4590 or on the Internet at http://www.dol.gov/vets/index.htm .  The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), Veterans’ Employment and Trainings Service (VETS) and the National Veterans Training Institute (VTI) have developed an on-line introduction to the rules utilizing an e-Learning course entitled USERRA 101.  The course is free but individuals must register at: https://www.esgrevents.org/courses.

In Tennessee, you can contact the Region IV representatives of the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service for more information at the following locations:

Veterans’ Employment and Training Service
U.S. Department of Labor
P.O. Box 280656
Nashville, Tennessee 37228-0656
(615) 736-7680
(615) 741-1962
(615) 736-5037
Fax: (615) 741-4241

Veterans’ Employment and Training Service
U.S. Department of Labor
1309 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, Tennessee 38104-2006
(901) 543-7853
Fax: (901) 543-7882

Veterans’ Employment and Training Service
U.S. Department of Labor
350 Pageant Lane, Suite 406
Clarksville, Tennessee 37040
(931) 572-1688
Fax: (931) 648-5564