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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

NEW YORK – New York Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office, announced Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP was honored June 24 with an Above and Beyond Award in recognition of extraordinary support for its employees serving in the Guard and Reserve.

“The Above and Beyond Award is presented by ESGR State Committees to recognize employers at the local level who have gone above and beyond the legal requirements of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, commonly known as USERRA, by providing their Guard and Reserve employees additional, non-mandated benefits such as differential or full pay to offset lost wages, extended health benefits, and other similar benefits,” said New York ESGR State Chair Dennis Lutz.

ESGR seeks to foster a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States. ESGR facilitates and promotes a cooperative culture of employer support for National Guard and Reserve service by developing and advocating mutually beneficial initiatives, recognizing outstanding employer support, increasing awareness of applicable laws and policies, resolving potential conflicts between employers and their service members, and acting as the employers’ principal advocate within DoD. Paramount to ESGR's mission is encouraging employment of Guardsmen and Reservists who bring integrity, global perspective and proven leadership to the civilian workforce.

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