On June 20th, 2014, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed rule that would expand protections under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for same-sex spouses. The primary change under the proposed rule involves revising the definition of “spouse” under the FMLA to: Adopt a “place of celebration” rule (which is based […]Continue Reading →
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The news regarding the Supreme Court’s decision that DOMA’s definition of marriage is invalid has certainly created a wave of uncertainty among Human Resources professionals and Benefit Managers. We’ve been able to offer guidance to many clients and prospects through our Legislative Brief, “The DOMA Decision: What it Means for Employers“. Of course, questions remain […]Continue Reading →
The news regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling that DOMA’s definition of marriage is invalid will have an impact on many individuals. For employers, the decision will also affect items regarding employee benefits. To help your company understand the potential impact, we are happy to make available a new Legislative Brief, entitled: “Supreme Court Ruling on DOMA […]Continue Reading →
On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court announced decisions in two significant cases regarding laws affecting same-sex marriage — the federal Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8. In this article, we provide a brief review of what we learned yesterday, thoughts on the potential impact to employers, as well as […]Continue Reading →