Jeff Nowak

Jeff Nowak

Franczek Radelet P.C.

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Now That Same-Sex Marriage is a Constitutional Right, How Do Employers Administer FMLA Leave?

Earlier this year, the Department of Labor issued a final rule allowing an otherwise eligible employee to take FMLA leave to care for a same-sex spouse, regardless of whether the employee lives in a state that recognized...more

6/29/2015 - DOL Employee Rights FMLA Fourteenth Amendment Obergefell v. Hodges Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS Spouses

Supreme Court Gives Pregnant Employees a Path Toward Securing Workplace Accommodations

All across America this morning, pregnant employees are screaming out in muted shouts of joy and giving each other belly bumps. Last year, I reported on the EEOC’s recent pregnancy discrimination guidance, which interpreted...more

3/26/2015 - Essential Functions PDA Popular Pregnancy Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation SCOTUS Young v United Parcel Service

Obama Administration Announces Proposed Rule Extending FMLA Leave Rights for Same-Sex Couples

President Obama plans to announce today a proposed rule that would allow an employee to take FMLA leave to care for a same-sex spouse, regardless of whether the employee lives in a state that recognizes their marital status. ...more

6/20/2014 - DOMA Employee Rights ERISA FMLA Marriage Paid Leave Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS US v Windsor

How Does The Supreme Court’s DOMA Decision Impact Employers?

The U. S. Supreme Court has declared unconstitutional a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which had established a federal definition of marriage as a legal union only between one man and one woman....more

6/28/2013 - 401k Citizenship COBRA DOMA Employee Benefits Equal Protection Estate Tax FICA Taxes FMLA Health Insurance Income Taxes Retirement Plan Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS Social Security Benefits US v Windsor

How Does The Fall Of DOMA Impact The FMLA And Other Employee Benefits?

Unless you've been securely wedged under a rock over the past 24 hours, you know that the U.S. Supreme Court has declared unconstitutional the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which had established a federal definition of...more

6/27/2013 - Citizenship COBRA Discrimination DOMA Employee Benefits Equal Protection FMLA Health Insurance Income Taxes Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS Social Security Benefits US v Windsor

FMLA Leave For Same-Sex Couples To Be Clarified by Supreme Court's DOMA Decision?

This past Friday, the United States Supreme Court announced that it would consider whether the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unlawfully denies benefits to gay and lesbian couples who are married in states that allow such...more

12/11/2012 - Common Law Marriage DOMA Domestic Partnership Employee Benefits FMLA Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS

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