On August 16, 2015 shortly after 11:00 Pacific Daylight Time, a Cessna 172 and a Sabreliner business jet collided in midair just east of Brown Field in the Otay Mesa area of San Diego. The Cessna pilot, identified as Michael Copeland, 55, an executive with Qualcomm and a resident of San Diego was fatally injured […]
We recently obtained a favorable differential pay verdict on behalf of one of our Reservist clients. The case, which concerned the pay the Reservist was due from his Federal Government employer while he was on U.S. military duty, raised many interesting and important points, particularly for those who are in the Reserves and National Guard, […]
An appeal from the dismissal of an action under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. Watch the recording of Jeffrey Church v. City of Reno, et al from July 8, 2015.
In a case involving USERRA’s “escalator principle,” our client was paid less of a signing bonus than he should have been paid because of his absence from FedEx for extended military leave. The amount in controversy was only $10,300 and FedEx refused to pay, forcing the Plaintiff to trial. After a one-day bench trial in the US District Court, Southern District of California, FedEx was ordered to pay the full signing bonus, attorneys’ fees, costs and pre-judgment interest.
Read the original article here. Congress enacted the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (“USERRA”) as a successor to a long line of anti-discrimination statutes aimed at protecting certain benefits of employment to which Reserve and National Guard servicemembers are entitled when they leave their civilian jobs for military duty. Although Congress […]