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Friday, September 30, 2022

FEMA Employment Rights Signed into Law

In the wake of Hurricane Ian we are all thinking of the people of Florida and the Carolinas. However, what about the workers who are going to save lives and communities in the wake of the storm? What happens to them when they leave their jobs and do what is necessary in the blink of an eye. Are they sacrificing their continued employment by just leaving?


On September 29, 2022, President Biden signed the CREW Act into law to protect these important workers. Now, these workers who give notice of absence from a position of employment are considered to be engaging in a "military necessity" and these FEMA workers are now entitled to reemployment rights and benefits. 


This is good law.