Whirlwind week brings Major Changes in our Leave Landscape

Supreme Court Rules: Same Sex Marriage is Legal in all 50 states In the biggest news this week, the Supreme Court issued a long-awaited decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, ruling that the Constitution requires all states to license same-sex marriages AND recognize same-sex marriages licensed and performed out-of-state.  We’ve blogged about same-sex marriage laws quite … Continued

Breaking News from the Department of Labor: Effective March 27th, the FMLA’s Definition of Marriage is Revised to Include Same-Sex Marriages Nationwide

By Megan Holstein, Esq., Director of Compliance and Lori Welty, Esq., Compliance Attorney The Department of Labor has announced that it will issue a Final Rule on Wednesday, February 25th expanding the definition of spouse under the FMLA. We wrote about this back in June 2014 when it was first proposed.  The final version amends … Continued

Same Sex Marriage Confusion from the DOL

By: Compliance Team 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 … Continued