Reservist Access to Justice Act of 2007

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The Reservist Access to Justice Act of 2007 (H.R. 3393) was a bill in the 110th Congress "to increase, effective as of December 1, 2008, the rates of disability compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for survivors of certain service-connected disabled veterans, and for other purposes." (Official title.)[1]

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Bill summary

  • Allows a court, if it determines that a federal, state, or private employer's failure to comply with a veteran's reemployment rights was willful, to require the employer to pay the individual the greater of any loss of wages or benefits, or $20,000. *Requires (current law authorizes) a court to exercise injunctive relief to fully vindicate such rights.[2]
  • Authorizes a court to require a state or private employer to pay punitive damages for violations found to be with malice or reckless indifference to the individual's federally-protected reemployment rights.[2]

Makes federal arbitration procedures inapplicable to claims for veterans' employment and reemployment rights and benefits.[2]

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Articles and resources

See also

References

  1. OpenCongress’ info page on Reservist Access to Justice Act of 2007 (H.R.3393).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Govtrack.us’ info page on Reservist Access to Justice Act of 2007 (H.R.3393).
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