DOMA Ruling Will Change FMLA Administration

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

In this article, Littler’s Jean Schmidt discusses the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act on the coordination of state leave-law requirements with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). She notes that, counterintuitively, employees in states with generous leave provisions for same-sex partners may actually receive less leave as a result of the decision.

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