U.S. Dept. of Labor Provides Guidance to Employee Benefit Plans On Definition of “Spouse” and “Marriage” Under ERISA and Recent Supreme Court Decision

Recently, in United States v. Windsor, the Supreme Court ruled that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. This ruling impacts the definition and application of the terms “spouse” and “marriage” in federal statutes, and has implications on federal benefits and obligations. Under Section 3 of…

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US Labor Department recovers nearly $8 million in back wages, fringe benefits and 401(k) plan assets from defunct security company

More than 2,000 security guards nationwide to benefit from bankruptcy settlement SILVER SPRING, Md — The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland has approved a global settlement that allows the U.S. Department of Labor to recover $7,968,744 in back wages, fringe benefits and 401(k) plan assets for more…

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