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Jeffrey Kopp Offers Insight on Recent Developments in Paid Military Leave Case Law

Foley & Lardner LLP partner Jeffrey Kopp is featured in the Reuters Tax article, “Legal expert urges businesses to follow paid military leave case law,” offering insight on the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and recent legal developments impacting paid military leave.

“For all employers, I encourage them to review their leave policies and determine whether or not they might have compliance issues with USERRA if they’re taking a very black and white approach that military leave is unpaid,” Kopp said. He cautioned that employers “not analyzing potential situations where other comparable leaves provide more generous benefits…could be in danger of violating USERRA or subjecting themselves to the risk of litigation.”

“A lot of companies that think military leave is unpaid [are] just not following or keeping up with some of the case law that’s happening in this area,” Kopp added.