Veterans' Employment Issues

Veterans' Employment Law Lawyers in Minnesota

As a veteran, you served our country honorably. Now that you are back from Iraq, Afghanistan or another location overseas, you are probably looking to get back to work. You may be going back to your former job, or you may be looking for a new one. As a veteran, you are protected by a federal law called the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) of 1994 as well as a state law called the Minnesota Veterans' Preference Act (VPA).

Gregg M. Corwin served in the US Air Force and was honorably discharged from the Air Force as a captain.

Veterans throughout Minnesota can turn to the Twin Cities-based firm of Gregg M. Corwin & Associate Law Office, P.C., for legal help regarding employment. We represent veterans statewide who have questions and concerns regarding employment law matters. Our Minneapolis and St. Paul veterans' employment rights lawyers can protect your rights and inform you of your options. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

USERRA

USERRA protects people who are serving or have served in the Armed Forces, Reserves, National Guard or other "uniformed services." According to 38 U.S.C. § 4301, the federal law is intended to ensure that these individuals:

  • Are not disadvantaged in their civilian careers because of their service
  • Are promptly re-employed in their civilian jobs upon their return from duty
  • Are not discriminated against in employment based on past, present or future military service

Veterans' Preference Laws

The Minnesota VPA gives most veterans limited preference over nonveterans in public employment positions in Minnesota. This means veterans are given preference in hiring and promotion. Additionally, veterans are granted a hearing against wrongful terminations, demotions and other adverse actions.

If you are a veteran who is returning to Minnesota, you might have questions about employment, re-employment and other employment law matters. We proudly represent veterans and look forward to assisting you.

Contact Our Veterans' Employment Rights Attorneys in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Make certain that your veteran employment case, no matter the level of complexity, is in the hands of an attorney you can trust. Attorney Gregg Corwin has the level of authority that comes with more than 40 years of experience. Contact our law firm online or call 952-479-4160.