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DOMA Decision Affects Employers’ Obligations under the FMLA

Peter J. Marathas, Jr. Legal & Compliance Director, Benefit Advisors Network Produced in conjunction with Proskauer Rose law firm. On June 26, 2013, the United States Supreme Court struck down the federal law that defined “marriage” as a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and “spouse” as a person […]

The DOMA Decision and its Impact on Employee Benefit Plans

How Will the Supreme Court’s DOMA Decision Impact Your Employee Benefit Plans? Peter J. Marathas, Jr. Legal & Compliance Director, Benefit Advisors Network Produced in conjunction with Proskauer Rose law firm. On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision that will affect virtually all employers across the country. In United States v. […]

Advisory on The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) June 26, 2013

Advisory on The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) June 26, 2013: On Wednesday, July 26 the Supreme Court ruled that Section 3 of The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional on equal protection grounds. DOMA previously prohibited the federal government from recognizing marriage as anything other than between a man and a woman. This […]