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The Supreme Court’s ruling, last week, in Obergfell v. Hodges that same sex marriage is a constitutional right nation-wide has immediate impact in the fifteen states that had not been recognizing same sex marriage and has implication for the future of domestic partner coverage that has been common place in many employers’ health plans.
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Categories: Benefits in General, Compliance | Tags: same sex , Windsor , IRS
In an “extraordinary remedy” the federal district court for the states of Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Nebraska issued a preliminary injunction on the enforcement of the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) rule in those 4 states that was set to go into effect across the country on March 27,2015 that would have provided employees that were legally married elsewhere to same sex spouses and reside in those states with FMLA rights to care for their same sex spouse or that spouse’s family members un...
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Categories: Benefits in General, Compliance | Tags: same sex , marriage , FMLA

DOL Clarifies Same-Sex Spousal FMLA Rights

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Last week, the DOL issued a Final Rule regarding the definition of "spouse" under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) effective March 27, 2015. Employers and human resources consultants will want to be aware of the changes the Final Rule makes to prior guidance on the application of FMLA for same-sex spouses.
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Categories: Benefits in General, Compliance | Tags: same sex , fmla