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Same Sex Marriage Confusion from the DOL

By: Martha J. Cardi, Esq. and Megan G. Holstein, Esq.

Since the United States Supreme Court decision in the case United States v. Windsor, employers are scrambling to ensure that benefits provided to employees and their spouses are correctly applied to same-sex spouses, as now required by law.  We’ve written on the impact of the Windsor case as it applies to leaves of absence here and here. In the past few months, several government agencies, including the United States Department of Labor (DOL), have issued clarifying guidance in an attempt to assist confused employers.  However, the issued guidances have not necessarily clarified things for employers.  Read more.


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