H.R.1774 - Wounded Veteran Job Security Act113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35] (Introduced 04/26/2013)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||05/08/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.|
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Summary: H.R.1774 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/26/2013)
Wounded Veteran Job Security Act - Expands the definition of "service in the uniformed services" for the purposes of uniformed servicemembers' employment and reemployment rights to include a period for which a person is absent from a position of employment to obtain medical treatment for an injury or illness recognized as service connected by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), or for which a line-of-duty document has been granted by the Secretary of Defense (DOD).
Directs such a person intending to return to a position of employment to notify the employer within a specified time period.
Requires a person submitting an application for reemployment due to such an absence for medical treatment to provide the employer, upon request, with documentation to establish eligibility for reemployment, including a link between the injury or illness and the medical treatment obtained.