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Department of Labor Announces Final Rule...

By: Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C. The Department of Labor (DOL) will publish a Final Rule this week revising the regulatory definition of “spouse” under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA).  The changes will allow eligible employees in same-sex marriages to take FMLA leave to care for their spouses or family members, regardless of where the employee resides. ...

U.S. Dept. of Labor Provides Guidance to...

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 DOMA, in any Federal statute, “spouse” refers to a...

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