DOL Affirms Availability of Spousal Leave Based On Same-Sex Marriages Under the FMLA

Expert article by Emily Wilcheck posted on 08/16/2013 Following the United States Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor, No. 12-307 (June 26, 2013) which struck down provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that denied federal benefits to legally married same-sex couples, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced new guidance affirming…