Same-sex partner benefits | Do you have a plan?

The Supreme Court’s ruling, in United States v. Windsor, that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage of Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional has triggered guidance from Treasury, Internal Revenue Service,  US Department of Labor and state taxing authorities changing the manner in which employers retroactively and prospectively administer, tax and report same-sex spousal benefits.

Integrating the new rules into multiple business practices means analyzing, implementing and communicating with employees in a short time frame.

To start you off in the process, Ernst & Young LLP has  prepared a handy check list and sample work plan.

You can download the check list and sample work plan at  http://response.ey.com/CSG3/?doma

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Worker misclassification – a Risky Business for avoiding Affordable Care Act

Worker misclassification – a Risky Business for avoiding Affordable Care Act

Here is an interesting article on the high risk businesses take in calling their workers independent contractors to avoid the Obamacare employer mandate.