Feb 6, 2007

Renewed Call For Reservists Legislation

As posted previously in Employers Snubbing Reservists employing reservists can be a risky endeavor for small business and a pain for larger companies. With 550,000 reservists called up since the beginning of the Iraq War, a majority of employers, albeit to themselves, resist hiring a reservist. Besides the inconvenience of losing a valued worker there are stiff penalties if something should happen.

Legislation is needed that offers employers tax credits that kick in when an employee returns to work from performing their reservists duties. Why hire someone if their work might be disrupted and all you have to look forward to is penalties. It time to provide a carrot to employers.