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Category : Fringe and Welfare Benefits


July 7, 2010

DOL Wage and Hour Division Clarifies the Application of FMLA Definition of Son or Daughter to Cover Children of Same Sex Couples (Among Others)

Recently, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, responsible for enforcing the FMLA, issued an Administrator’s Interpretation (IA 010-3, June 22, 2010), which clarifies that FMLA leave to care for a child is available to gay and lesbian couples as well as others who may not have biological or legal connection to the child.

August 17, 2009

EEOC Issues Technical Assistance Document Explaining ADEA Waivers to Employees (and Employers)

For those of you who work on the compensation portion of employment agreements or the compensation payout (severance) provisions of employment termination agreements, you should be aware of a recent piece of guidance issued by the EEOC on ADEA waivers in exchange for severance payment agreements.

June 2, 2009

A Modest Proposal Regarding Same-Sex Marriage

It is not being controversial to say that there is a trend in the states in favor of permitting same-sex marriage.  Previously, a broad array of employers had begun provide benefits for their employees' domestic partners.  See generally Libert, Oringer & Raskin, "Same-Sex Marriage and Employee Benefits: The Approaching Revolution," 63 Empl. Ben. Plan Rev. 22.