We are thrilled to welcome Joe Skinner to Husch Blackwell after a long tenure as Labor & Employment Counsel at FedEx. He’s picking up where he left off on the Labor & Employment team in St. Louis and shares this recent article for employers on the challenges of military leave administration under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). With regard to unionized workforces, provisions of collective bargaining agreements must give way to USERRA when the federal statute provides more generous employee rights and entitlements.

Read the article for information on ways to avoid mistakes and misadministration of key provisions under USERRA:

 

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Joe is a labor and employment attorney who aims to serve as a true business partner. Joe concentrates his practice on labor and employment matters, with an emphasis on traditional labor issues and military leave law. After growing up in a union household,

Joe is a labor and employment attorney who aims to serve as a true business partner. Joe concentrates his practice on labor and employment matters, with an emphasis on traditional labor issues and military leave law. After growing up in a union household, traditional labor is a world he’s extensively familiar with. Joe’s background helps him understand the thought processes and concerns on the other side of the table, a perspective that enhances his counsel for corporate clients.