2011 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 29 — Military, naval, and veteran's affairs
RS 29:422 — Enforcement of servicemembers civil relief act; uniformed services employment and reemployment rights act; notice requirements
§422. Enforcement of Servicemembers Civil Relief Act; Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act; notice requirements
A.(1) The provisions of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, (50 App. U.S.C. 501 et seq.) (SCRA) and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (38 U.S.C. 4301 et seq.) (USERRA) are adopted and made a part of this Part, and all of the benefits, protections, and rights provided in SCRA and USERRA shall be applicable to all persons called to service in the uniformed services as defined in R.S. 29:403 and shall be enforceable pursuant to the provisions of this Section.
(2) The Louisiana Workforce Commission shall make available the following notice that every employer shall post in a conspicuous place in each employment establishment:
"If you are in the national guard, military reserves, or active in the military, you have certain protected employment and reemployment rights, freedom from discrimination rights, and civil relief rights under federal law 38 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (USERRA) and 50 App. U.S.C. 501 et seq. (SCRA) and state law R.S. 29:401 et seq. (MSRA). If you feel that you have been discriminated against or denied such rights on account of your service in the uniformed services, contact the Employer Support Guard and Reserve Committee at 1-800-336-4590."
B. The district courts of this state shall have jurisdiction over proceedings involving the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, which shall be governed by the rules applicable to ordinary proceedings.
C. The district and appellate courts shall give preference in scheduling such proceedings, upon the motion of any person in the uniformed services, or the person's attorney, who presents certification that the person has performed service in the uniformed services or is in service in the uniformed services.
D. Suits to enforce the provisions of this Part may be instituted in any court of competent jurisdiction and appropriate venue by the attorney general of Louisiana.
Acts 1991, 1st E.S., No. 6, §1, eff. April 17, 1991; Acts 1995, No. 716, §1, eff. June 21, 1995; Acts 2002, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 57, §1, eff. April 18, 2002; Acts 2006, No. 603, §1; Acts 2008, No. 743, §7, eff. July 1, 2008.
NOTE: Section 2 of Acts 2002, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 57, provides that the Act shall have both retroactive and prospective application and shall also specifically be applicable to all persons called to service in the uniformed services as of September 11, 2001, and as now defined in R.S. 29:403.
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