View From McDermott: Will You Marry Me? The Future of Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses and Partners
Brian Tiemann wrote this bylined article on how the US Supreme Court same-sex marriage rulings “have significantly changed employers’ options and obligations with respect to benefit coverage for employees’ same-sex spouses and partners.” Mr. Tiemann advised employers to review benefit plans for compliance with same-sex spousal rights and to align them with applicable state and federal tax treatment. He also noted that employers offering benefits to unmarried partners must decide whether or not to continue them. Read the full article.