Employee Benefits for Domestic Partners and Same-Sex Married Couples: Best Practices for Employers

SHRM 2012 Annual Conference
This session will provide the best practices for employers wishing to employ and retain lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees.
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You will learn about the best practices and market trends with respect to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender ('LGBT') employees. Todd Solomon will provide update you on recent developments, including the federal government's recent pronouncement against the Defense of Marriage Act. An analysis of the issues you should consider in employing and retaining LGBT employees and the business case for employing a diverse workforce will be shared. Finally, there will be a discussion on the types of benefits and policies 'cutting edge' employers may wish to consider in order to provide equal treatment of LGBT employees as well as the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm

Todd A. Solomon

Todd A.

Todd Solomon is a partner in and Chicago local practice group leader of the employee benefits practice group of McDermott Will & Emery LLP in its Chicago office.  Todd focuses his practice primarily on designing, amending, and administering pension plans, 401(k) plans, employee stock ownership plans, 403(b) plans, and nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements.  He also counsels corporations and tax-exempt entities regarding fiduciary and plan investment issues under ERISA, employee benefits issues involved in corporate transactions, executive compensation and Code Section 409A compliance and correction matters, and the implementation of benefit programs for domestic partners.  

Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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