Memorial Day in the United States is the day set aside to honor and remember her fallen military and veteran heroes and heroines. It is a day when most people enjoy picnics, family gatherings, and maybe attend a memorial service at a local military cemetery. Some have the heartache of marking this day at home remembering their loved one who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Enterprises TV honors Memorial Day with thoughts about how American businesses can help military veterans every day.
Hire a US Veteran or Spouse
American military veterans face longer unemployment than any other type of citizen. Businesses that hire veterans know that these determined and loyal citizens are focused, disciplined and are great assets to any company that hires them. They are easy to get along with, understand the chain of command, respectful and diligent in getting the job done. In other words, you can count on them to be at work every day, on time, and know they will complete their workday mission with less drama than the civilian employee.
Hire the active duty member’s spouse. These employees need the job, want the job, and know that some employers are reluctant to hire them. Business owners might fret that the spouse might have to leave his or her position if their military spouse is transferred. In reality, any employee can resign from their job and leave the position vacant.
Working with a Citizen Soldier
Employers are required by law to re-employ the citizen soldier. These are employees who are active in the reserves or Guard units. When the citizen soldier returns to work from training or deployment, the employer is required to hold their job or re-employ them in a similar position.
Need to Know Info
Under the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA), employers cannot take discriminatory action against any military reservist by requiring them to use vacation or paid leave time when in training or deployed. When the employee returns, they are entitled to all seniority-based benefits held before deployment or training. In addition, these benefits must be retroactive as of the date they would have been made if the employee was a civilian.
Enterprises TV has several US military veterans on staff from different branches of the service. These colleagues, co-workers, and supervisors are dedicated and possess leadership qualities that can be counted on. They are even-keeled, impart their knowledge, skills and experience to their teams, and are good friends. The best thing you can do for your business, no matter its size, is hire a military veteran, civilian soldier or their spouse. For more info on what employers need to know about the employment of these fine Americans, click here.