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This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 8, 2009 but was never passed by the Senate.
Last updated Jun 09, 2009.
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To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for certain rights and benefits for persons who are absent from positions of employment to receive medical treatment for service-connected disabilities.
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H.R. 466--111th Congress: Wounded Veteran Job Security Act. (2009). In www.GovTrack.us. Retrieved March 10, 2014, from http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/hr466
“H.R. 466--111th Congress: Wounded Veteran Job Security Act.” www.GovTrack.us. 2009. March 10, 2014 <http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/hr466>
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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.
The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.
This summary can be found at http://www.gop.gov/bill/111/1/hr466.
According to the Office of Special Counsel, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) ensures certain job protections to individuals who have served in the Forces, Reserves, or the National Guard. The purpose of the legislation is to make sure that service members are not disadvantaged in their civilian careers because of their service, are promptly reemployed in their civilian jobs upon their return from duty, and are not discriminated against in employment based on past, present, or future military service. H.R. 466 would expand the scope of USERRA to prohibit discrimination against military personnel who have been injured or received treatment for an injury incurred during military service.
H.R. 466 would prohibit an employer from discriminating against an individual because of any treatment for an illness, injury, or disability that the Veterans' Affairs Department (VA) has determined was caused by, or aggravated during, military service. The bill would provide protection for individuals with service-related injuries under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). Such employees would have their seniority, status, retention, and pay protected under the bill. The bill would, however, give an employer an opportunity to not re-employ a service injured veteran if it would impose an "undue hardship" on the employer.
According to CBO, H.R. 466 would cost $6 million over five years, subject to appropriations. In addition, CBO estimates that the bill would reduce revenues by $15 million over ten years because the legislation would result in more of an employee's compensation in the form of tax-deferred contributions, and less in the form of taxable wages.
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The bill contains the following citations to other parts of U.S. law:
The United States Code is the compilation of general and permanent laws enacted by Congress. Laws that are not permanent in nature, law that affect a single individual, family, or small group, regulations, case law, state law, and local law do not appear in the United States Code.