FMLA Benefits Now Must Be Provided to Employees with Same-Sex Spouses

Published on 11/27/2013
Categories: Benefits, Federal Law, FMLA, Human Resources, Same Sex Marriage

By Christina Stoneburner on August 29, 2013 Posted in Family Medical Leave Act, Gay Marriage, General Employment Matters

When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) in U.S. v. Windsor, we advised that there would be sweeping implications to employers from everything from benefits enrollment to FMLA entitlements.  (See DOMA posts from June 26thJune 28th — Immigration Issues and June 28th — Employee Benefits Issues).

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Travel VISAs are now available for Same-Sex Couples

Published on 11/27/2013
Categories: Federal Law, Human Resources, Same Sex Marriage

Secretary of State John Kerry announced that “effective immediately” same-sex spouses applying for Visas will be treated in the same manner as opposite-sex spouses.  For example, if you are the same-sex spouse of a US Citizen, or a noncitizen your Visa application will be considered equally as if you were an opposite-sex couple.  Read more…

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