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July 7, 2010
by Diane J. Fuchs
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
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
by Andrew L. Oringer
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.
DOL Guidance on Same-Sex Spouses Mirrors IRS's, but Practitioners See Some Divergence
Fourth Circuit: No Deferential Review Despite Plan's ‘Satisfactory to Us' Language
IRS Not Out to Trap Employers That Make Plan Adjustments Post-Windsor, Official Says
Treasury Tackling Final Issues Under the ACA, Agency Official Says
Solicitor General Asks High Court to Strike Pro-Fiduciary Presumption of Prudence