Does USERRA protect employees from compelled arbitration?
Abstract: Under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, members of the military are protected from losing their civilian jobs and employment benefits when they return from active duty. However, as a recent Ninth Circuit ruling made clear, there are limits to those protections. Specifically, there is no prohibition on mandatory arbitration. Ziober v. BLB Resources, Inc., No. 14-56374, October 14, 2016 (9th Cir.) CompuCredit Corp. v. Greenwood, No. 10-948, January 10, 2012 (U.S.)