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On Tuesday, May 14, 2013, Governor Dayton signed into law a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota (H.F. 1054 and S.F. 925), effective August 1, 2013....more
Delaware is now the 11th state to permit same-sex marriage under a new law that will go into effect on July 1, 2013. This follows Rhode Island's passage of a similar law last week. +2013 Bill Text DE H.B. 75....more
Proskauer’s Employee Benefits Practice Center’s DOMA Task Force, which is comprised of lawyers from our offices nationwide, regularly advises employers and other plan sponsors on the myriad benefits issues that arise in the...more
On May 2, 2013, the Liberal government in Ontario released its proposed budget. While the NDP has not yet lent the proposed budget support in order to ensure its passage, the Heenan Blaikie Pensions, Benefits and Compensation...more
On March 26 and 27, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in cases challenging the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8. A Supreme Court...more
In today’s budget, the Ontario government announced that it is continuing with its pension reform agenda, but it is not all “old news”. Perhaps of most interest to employers and plan administrators will be the government’s...more
Employers know that benefits under a retirement plan can be split between a participant and a former spouse in the event of a divorce under the terms of a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO). A domestic relations order...more
Two recent cases challenging benefit eligibility for same-sex spouses highlight the need for employer-sponsored retirement and welfare plans to clearly define "spouse" for eligibility purposes. Employers may want to review...more
As many wait for the Supreme Court’s decision later this term on same-sex marriages, one issue that seems to get lost in the shuffle is the fact that there is still no federal law prohibiting discrimination in employment on...more
Employers that paid federal income tax (FIT) and Social Security and Medicare (FICA) taxes on the value of health care benefits provided to employees' same-sex partners for tax years 2009 and after should consider whether...more
When the Supreme Court ultimately decides United States v. Windsor, it could strike down the portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that prohibits married same-sex couples from receiving the federal benefits provided...more
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in United States v. Windsor, 12-307, a case that raises the question of whether the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is constitutional. Among the various groups that are...more
A loud, beeping Amber Alert and accompanying visual banner filled the homes and screens of area television viewers on the evening of January 14, 2013, announcing the abduction of a five-year-old student from a Philadelphia...more
This morning, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed the application for leave to appeal in Carrigan v. Carrigan Estate. As a result, the Ontario Court of Appeal’s new interpretation of the priority scheme for the payment of...more
News articles, social media, protests, and lunchroom conversation were all dedicated to the two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court this week. Hollingsworth v. Perry and Windsor v. United States could potentially transform...more
With the Catholic Cardinals’ election of their fellow Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio to Pope (Francis I), a spotlight has been cast in recent days upon his native Argentina. The white smoke announcing the Cardinals’ decision...more
The new Family Law Act (“FLA”) came into force today, March 18, 2013. It replaces and repeals the Family Relations Act (“FRA”). The FLA carries forward the basic structure established under the FRA, with some fine tuning to...more
Most employers know that a married participant in a qualified retirement plan must name a spouse as beneficiary for at least a portion of the benefit unless the spouse signs a notarized written consent or the spouse cannot be...more
The number of older adults, who are making the decision to stay in their own homes, rather than moving to senior living facilities or in with their children, is increasing. While this allows them autonomy, it also places them...more
In our 2012 End of Year Plan Sponsor “To Do” Lists, we indicated that there was a strong possibility that the Supreme Court would grant certiorari this term in a series of cases challenging Section 3 of the Defense of...more
In his second inaugural address, President Barack Obama provided America with some insights into his beliefs and his agenda, which will significantly affect today's workplace. Fittingly scheduled on a day that honored the...more
With the Supreme Court's first oral arguments of 2013 underway this week, there are several employment-related cases of note still awaiting decisions....more
Many Attorneys tell their clients the “expungement is a right. In fact, Penal Code § 1203.4 uses the word ‘shall’, meaning the court has no discretion to deny an expungement request if the defendant...more
As previously reported in the July 2012 issue of the New Jersey eAuthority, several pending bills (A2919 and S2177) would require employers to provide unpaid leave to employees who are victims of domestic violence or sexual...more
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear two cases involving the issue of same-sex marriage; the Second Circuit's decision finding the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional and a Ninth Circuit Decision...more
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