In another effort to remedy the chaos caused by the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturn of the DOMA in June of 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL) has issued its final rule defining who is a “spouse” for purposes of the federal...more
Here is a brief update to our September 24, 2013 alert, which addressed the administration of employee benefits as well as federal income taxes and FMLA leave following this summer’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in United...more
Windsor v. United States -
Issue: Can the federal government define marriage?
Loser: The federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which was passed in 1996 and signed by President Clinton, was...more
In follow-up to our February 6 alert concerning the Department of Labor’s (DOL) issuance of new Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations, remember that these go into effect this Friday, March 8, 2013. Accordingly, as...more
Aside from the new poster requirement, the other change in the new regulations which is anticipated to have the most widespread effect on employers is the “clarification” of the increments in which employers can require...more
Regarding situation (1) above, the DOL states that although the 26 weeks of “injured service member care leave” can only be used once per service member for the same illness or injury, employees also would be eligible to use...more
What would the holidays be without a visit from the EEOC!
Its latest visit was to Dillard’s – to stop by to pick up a $2 million settlement check this week in connection with an ADA class action filed in California back...more