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.)
- 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.
- 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.
Makes federal arbitration procedures inapplicable to claims for veterans' employment and reemployment rights and benefits.
Articles and resources
- ↑ OpenCongress’ info page on Reservist Access to Justice Act of 2007 (H.R.3393).
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Govtrack.us’ info page on Reservist Access to Justice Act of 2007 (H.R.3393).