In November 2011 President Obama signed into law the VOW to Hire Heroes Act.  One of the law’s provisions provides for expanded coverage of USERRA.  In particular, it expressly allows for hostile work environment claims under the Act, an issue the courts were previously divided on.  This will likely translate into an uptick in USERRA claims.  Employers should take care to ensure USERRA protections are included in their policies and procedures, and should make sure supervisory employees are trained on the law’s requirements.