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Same-Sex Marriage & The Affect On Employers


Writing in Harrison Ford’s Management Update, Jeffrey Ashendorf says that “Employers should review the terms of their benefit plans and employee communications and adopt a clear definition of the term “spouse” to avoid any confusion. Additionally, if benefits are or will be offered to same-sex spouses or non-dependent domestic partners, employers should ensure that their payroll or accounting departments can comply with differing tax treatments under federal law.”

Obviously the issue is controversial – and litigious – for employers. Take steps now to ensure you’re in compliance.