Military Leave Medical Benefits Choice: USERRA or COBRA?

When employees take a leave of absence for military service, they are entitled to continue the health plan provided by their employer pursuant to two relevant statutes.[1] The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) statutorily mandate employers to continue the current employment-based health care plan.[2]...
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How to Handle a Request for Military Leave

Many workforces include active members of the military. When an employee notifies an employer of an absence from work due to military service, a letter should be sent to the employee thanking them for the advanced notice (which is not legally required) and confirming the beginning date of the leave. To make sure of the...
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Protections Against Employee Claims

4 Reasons Why Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) Policies Protect Your Company Against Unforeseen and Unbudgeted Risks 1.  Employment Lawsuits Are on the Rise In California, court filings increased by 20% over the past decade. In 2009, contract disputes and employment claims rose by 25%. Lawsuits claiming more than $25,000 increased by 17%. California businesses...
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Protecting Trade Secret and Proprietary Information from Disclosure

Business law attorneys are frequently dealing with accidentally or intentionally disclosed confidential, proprietary and trade secret information to someone outside the business. Employees often inadvertently disclose proprietary information as they market their expertise and background. This often creates an undue risk to companies’ proprietary information and trade secrets. According to one survey of US companies...
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