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John Hofstetter

Kastner, Westman & Wilkins
NCIS: USERRA
Unraveling the Mysteries of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
Date: Sep 19, 2019 Beginning at 7:30 AM
Session Duration
1.00

Learning Objective
Educate HR professionals on how to adopt sound policies and preventive law. Inform HR professionals of their employees' rights, benefits, and obligations under USERRA. Provide HR professionals with an overview of some of the more important developments in USERRA case law.

Session Description
In light of the continuing global war on terrorism, employers are faced with an unprecedented level of impact of military service on the workplace. What must an employer do when an employee gets orders to be activated? Do you have to hold the job open? What if it's an employee's family member with the orders? What are an employer's obligations then? Do you need to track veterans who apply for employment with your company? And if so, what are your obligations, including reporting? This presentation explores the pertinent laws for these circumstances, including the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). It will also cover employer responsibilities and employee rights, as well as practice tips for handling common situations.

More About John Hofstetter

John Hofstetter is an associate at Kastner, Westman & Wilkins in Akron, Ohio. John joined KWW after practicing for several years in downtown Cleveland, Ohio and his hometown of Chardon, Ohio.

John has a keen understanding of legal project management: he evaluates legal matters through the studied grasp of a client’s business and goals, providing candid assessments of litigation options, potential fees involved, possible outcomes, and ways to improve efficiency. He also knows the value of clear communication of a client’s position and the need for aggressive, firm, and immediate action, when necessary.

In addition to litigating a variety of employment cases, John’s work at KWW includes all aspects of the firm’s labor and employment practice, including workplace investigations, representation of employers before a vast array of federal and state administrative agencies, and advising employers on day-to-day employment decisions.