|Nov. 1, 2011 | www.fisherphillips.com|
As 2011 draws to a close and everyone looks forward to winding down and getting ready for the holiday season, we want to make sure that you have taken care of certain regulatory compliance matters with respect to your employee benefit plans between now and December 31, 2011. The information below briefly describes what is required to make sure your plan(s) is set for the new year!
This past summer, New York passed its Marriage Equality Act, which generally provides that same-sex couples can legally marry in New York, and that same-sex married couples are to be treated the same as opposite-sex married couples under New York laws. We're reporting on it here because many believe that this law may be a harbinger of what other states may soon consider. Such laws create potential problems for benefits administrators.