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The Same-Sex Marriage Ruling: Key Employee Benefits Take-Aways

June 29, 2015

The recognition of same-sex marriages across the country will offer greater clarity for employers as they administer their employee benefit plans. Since the 2013 Supreme Court decision in United States v. Windsor, same-sex spouses have been recognized for federal tax purposes and in the federal government’s regulation of benefit plans, but until the Obergefell decision, state insurance departments, state taxing authorities, and state domestic relations courts were not required to recognize same-sex marriage.

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Supreme Court Forges New “Significant Burden” Interpretation of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act

3/25/2015 12:00:00 AM

On March 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States settled a controversy surrounding an employer’s policy that provided light-duty work for certain employees (including some disabled employees) but not for pregnant workers. The case was brought by a worker who tried to show—through indirect evidence—that the policy resulted in the disparate treatment of pregnant workers.