Laws and Regulations

Federal

Job Rights for Veterans and Reserve Component Members The Department of Labor provides assistance to all persons having claims under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). The Employment Law Guide can help you learn about employees rights and the requirements of USERRA.

National Guard and Reserve members called to active duty are entitled to return to their jobs when released from active duty, under USERRA protections. For resources, information, guidance or assistance, call the Veterans' Employment & Training Service (VETS) staff at (608) 266-3110.

Title 5 USC Veteran's Preference By law (Title 5 USC, Section 2108), veterans who are disabled or who serve on active duty in the Armed Forces during certain specified time periods or in military campaigns are entitled to preference over non-veterans both in Federal hiring practices and in retention during reductions in force (RIF).

Veterans Preference recognizes the economic loss suffered by citizens who have served their country in uniform, restores veterans to a favorable competitive position for Government employment, and acknowledges the larger obligation owed to disabled veterans.

Federal Laws and Regulations A list of codes and regulations from the Veterans' Employment & Training Service (VETS) of the Dept of Labor.

State

Chapter 41 WI Statutes State Statutes specific to veterans regarding education and training, housing loan programs, assistance programs, homes, funerals, burials and cemeteries, memorials and the county's local responsibilities. Double-click on the red, white and black pdf icons to learn more.

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The elaws Advisors are interactive e-tools that provide easy-to-understand information about a number of federal employment laws. Each Advisor simulates the interaction you might have with an employment law expert. It asks questions and provides answers based on responses given. Both employees and employers can benefit from elaws. If you are a veteran seeking information about employment laws visit REALifelines, USERRA, Veterans Preference Advisors. If you are a business interested in finding information about major DOL employment laws that may apply to your business, visit the FirstStep Employment Law Advisor.

The House Committee on Veterans' Affairs The Committee on Veterans' Affairs is the authorizing Committee for the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Committee recommends legislation expanding, curtailing, or fine-tuning existing laws relating to veterans' benefits. The Committee also has oversight responsibility, which means monitoring and evaluating the operations of the DVA.