United States v. Windsor

Posted on Jul 19, 2013

The 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, was signed into law by President Bill Clinton, barring federal recognition of same-sex marriages for purposes such as Social Security survivors’ benefits, insurance benefits, immigration and tax filing. On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in United States v. Windsor, Docket No. 12-307, […]

Unintended Consequences Of Allowing Employees To Use Business Email Systems For Personal Matters

Posted on Jul 9, 2013

The workplace has become more automated with many employers finding it convenient to provide employees access to internal email and internet capabilities. However, the extent to which access is allowed for non-business related matters may affect an employer in ways it does not intend. In particular, your policy may violate the National Labor Relations Act […]