Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Miles on Supreme Court's DOMA Decision and Pennsylvania Employers

Straight from the Shameless Self-Promotion Department, my latest article in the Reading Eagle Business Weekly is now available online: DOMA Ruling Means HR Work for PA Employers.

The Supreme Court's DOMA ruling will have a narrow impact on Pennsylvania employers because same-sex marriages are not legally recognized in Pennsylvania. However, employers may need to address issues involving employees who entered into legal same-sex marriages in other states.

And then, of course, there's the lingering possibility that Pennsylvania will legalize same-sex marriages. Same-sex marriage proponents are now advancing their cause in the Pennsylvania legislature and in the courts. If those efforts are successful, then Pennsylvania employers will have a whole host of issues to work through.