Government Pushes Pause on Pay or Play Mandate

On July 2, 2013, the Obama Administration delayed the implementation of the employer shared responsibility requirements of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). Commonly referred to as the “Pay or Play Mandate,” the ACA requires that large employers provide affordable and […]

DOMA Ruled Unconstitutional

This morning, in United States v. Windsor, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (also known as “DOMA”) is unconstitutional because it violates the 5th Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection.  Therefore, same-sex marriages that are […]

Supreme Court Ruling: Defense of Marriage Act

Holding: In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court held that DOMA is unconstitutional, and same sex couples who are legally married are entitled to equal treatment under federal law. The ruling means that the federal government must recognize gay marriages […]