Final USERRA Guidance: Taking Care of Our Troops on the Home Front
Thursday, March 9 , 2006
A 90-minute TeleConference/Live Audio Webcast
1:00-2:30 pm ET / 12:00-1:30 pm CT / 11:00 am-12:30 pm MT / 10:00 am-11:30 am PT
Final rules were issued on the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) in December 2005. USERRA protects the job rights and provides for minimum health and retirement benefits of individuals who voluntarily or involuntarily leave employment for military service. Government panelists and practitioners will discuss employee benefits and other changes included in the final rules and related tax guidance.
Must continuation coverage be offered under a cafeteria plan?
When may health insurance be cancelled if continuation coverage is not elected?
What is a comparable leave of absence?
What is the due date for make-up of non-matching employer contributions?
What is the due date for make-up of matching employer contributions?
May deferrals be made from differential pay?
Martha L. Hutzelman, Senior Counsel, Kruchko & Fries, McLean, VA
Wm. Kenan Torrans, Veterans Employment and Training Service, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, DC
W. Thomas Reeder, Acting Benefits Tax Counsel, Department of Treasury, Washington, DC
Donald D. Carter, Jr. , Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, DC
David N. Levine, Groom Law Group, Washington, DC
Tamara M. Vaughn, Vice President & Employee Benefits Officer, Citizens Bank & Trust Company, Maryville, MO