DOL Floats Rule Expanding Same-Sex Couples' FMLA Rights

Law360, New York (June 20, 2014, 5:15 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Labor proposed a rule to extend the Family and Medical Leave Act's protections to married same-sex couples regardless of whether the state they live in recognizes their union, one of numerous new marriage benefits touted by the Obama administration on Friday.

The DOL announced the new proposal Friday, and it was referenced in a 14-page U.S. Department of Justice report on released the same day that laid out steps taken by the DOL and other federal agencies to implement the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark United States v. Windsor decision, which nixed the section of the Defense of...

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