Human Resource & Labor News
www.agc.orgSept. 26, 2013 | Issue No. 5-13
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Government Contracting
AGC to Hold Webinar on OFCCPís New Veteran & Disabilities Rules Nov. 7
OFCCPís New Affirmative Action Rules Effective March 24, 2014
Appeals Court Reinstitutes Michigan Law Banning Government-Mandated PLAs
AGC Requests Further Clarification of Guidance on Application of Davis-Bacon to Survey Crews
Labor Relations
Union Rights to Access Jobsites Addressed in AGCís First Open Shop Web Meeting
Collective Bargaining So Far This Year Yields Average First-Year Increase of 2.2 Percent
Union Contractorsí Next Conference Call Will Take Place Oct. 28 and Feature Info on Health Care Reform
NLRB Returns to Full Slate of Confirmed Members
Employee Benefits
October 1 Date for Affordable Care Act Notice Looms Despite Employer Mandate Delay
Labor Department Issues Guidance on Same-Sex Marriages and Employee Benefit Plans
Immigration
E-Verify Issues New Further Action Notice
HR Education
Why Should You Attend AGCís 2013 Construction HR and Training Professionals Conference?
Labor Department Issues Guidance on Same-Sex Marriages and Employee Benefit Plans
 

On Sept. 18, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) issued new guidance on employee benefit plans as they relate to same-sex marriages.  The guidance is in response to a June 2013 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

In general, the guidance explains that the terms “spouse” and “marriage” in Title I of ERISA and in related department regulations should be read to include same-sex couples legally married in any state or foreign jurisdiction that recognizes such marriages, regardless of where they currently live.  EBSA plans to issue additional guidance in the coming months.

For more information on the case and its impact on employers, click here.
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