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Employment Rights

Family Military Leave On November 17, 2008, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued highly anticipated revisions to the 1995 regulations interpreting the 15-year-old Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), 29 U.S.C. §2601 et seq. The new regulations also clarify the first-ever amendments...

Federal Benefits

Disability The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs administers a wide range of benefits for veterans, including compensation and pension benefits for disabled veterans and their dependents. The law on the topic of VA benefits is extensive, from Veterans’ Rights & Benefits Statutes (USCS...

Advocacy and Legal Services

Article: SENDING IN REINFORCEMENTS: A new ABA group will coordinate efforts to bolster legal services for veterans , ABA Journal, 95 A.B.A.J. 62 (April, 2009) . Article : Remembering soldiers in legal need: Minn. lawyers pitch in to help military families , The Minnesota Lawyer (May 25, 2009) . ...

Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA)

Justice Department Announces Settlement of Its First Landlord-Tenant Case under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act WASHINGTON – The Justice Department announced last week that it had reached a settlement with a Virginia landlord to resolve allegations that she violated the Servicemembers Civil...

Pairing Veterans with Homeless Pets

Pets2Vets was started by Dave Sharpe of Arlington, Virginia. After he returned from Iraq, he was troubled by thoughts he could not shake; he went with a friend to a local pit bull rescue and adopted a puppy. The puppy has helped him transition back to his life at home. Pets2Vets is a group that matches...