Learn How the Historic DOMA Decision Impacts Your Employer Clients
The US Supreme Court’s decision in US v Windsor declaring a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional means that the federal definition of marriage is no longer a legal union only between one man and one woman. Now, same-sex couples who are legally married must be treated the same as married opposite-sex couples under federal law.
The DOMA decision raises several issues for employers related to health insurance, retirement benefits, and FMLA leave for same-sex spouses. Learn how to advise your clients in this period of uncertainty as the country waits for new federal guidance and state legislation. Explore how the ruling affects the taxability of fringe benefits, potential employer liability for gender discrimination, Affordable Care Act coverage, and 401(k), 403(b), and pension plans.