Posts made in July, 2013

U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA

By on Jul 22, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court, in United States v. Windsor, struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which had deemed all same-sex marriages invalid for purposes of federal law. The Windsor decision effectively changes the definition of “spouse” in over 1,000 federal statutes and at least as many regulations. Any individual in a...

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Health Care Law’s Employer Mandate Delayed

By on Jul 11, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

One of the more highly publicized provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (“PPACA” or “health care reform law”) is the requirement that so-called “large” employers provide adequate health care coverage for workers and, if they fail to do so, pay a penalty. This “employer mandate” was to go into effect on January 1, 2014. Recently,...

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