Employee Benefits for Same-Sex Couples

Presented by Todd Solomon

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Course Description

Length: 1h 3min    Published: 11/12/2015    
The recent Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriage had major implications on employers across the country. Whereas employers once had great discretion over whether to offer benefits to same-sex married couples, the issue has now progressed to involve a significant amount of employer obligation.

In this program, employment attorney Todd Solomon provides a legal background for federal and state law pertaining to same-sex marriage the groundbreaking Supreme Court decisions that changed the legal landscape. He covers the impact these decisions have had on employee benefit plans such as retirement plans, health and welfare plans, and the taxation of benefits. He then focuses on some next level issues that that are getting an increasing amount of attention from employers and the media, including the future of benefits for unmarried partners and transgender benefits for transgender employees.

Learning Objectives
* Understand the legal background for federal and state law pertaining to same-sex marriage
* Review the groundbreaking Supreme Court decisions that changed the legal landscape of same-sex marriages
* Learn how these cases impact employee benefit plans and the taxation of benefits

Speaker Q&A

Presented By:

Todd Solomon

312 372 2000

tsolomon@mwe.com

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