In June, the Supreme Court ruled Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional. This decision invalidated the section of DOMA that prevented same sex marriages from being federally recognized. The federal government now recognizes marriages between same sex couples for the purpose of federal laws and programs. The impact on employers and employee benefit plans is significant and may create numerous compliance challenges.
Join us as our panel of attorneys discusses guidance issued by the IRS and DOL relating to the decision in U.S. v. Windsor and explains how employers can develop a checklist to help them work through the implications for their employees and employee benefit plans.