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Supreme Court Ruling on Defense of Marriage Case: How Will It Impact Your Organization?

The Employers' Association, 1787 Indiana Wood Circle, Suite A, Maumee

In the past few weeks, the Supreme Court addressed several cases that directly impact employment and benefit issues likely affecting your organization. On July 31, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thomas A. Dixon and Carrie L. Sponseller will discuss these cases.

Given the breadth of the decisions and the potential for internal changes and litigation, every organization should be examining how these decisions affect day-to-day operations. In addition to the ruling on the DOMA case, the Supreme Court's end-of-the year flurry concluded with several other major decisions affecting the potential liability of employers for workplace activity. For example, in Vance vs. Ball State, the Court decided who qualifies as a supervisor under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII). Similarly, in University of Texas Southern Medical Center v. Nassar, the Court explained the extent of evidence necessary for a plaintiff to establish that his employer engaged in unlawful retaliation under Title VII. Finally, the Court issued decisions addressing affirmative action and voting rights, both of which may have implications for the workplace.

How will the Courts decisions affect your organization? What will be the impact on health care, FMLA, COBRA, life insurance, retirement plans and many other benefit programs?

This seminar is hosted by The Employers' Association.