Employee Benefits for Domestic Partners and Same-Sex Couples: Best Practices and Cutting Edge Trends

SHRM 2013 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: This session will provide best practices for employers wishing to provide benefits to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees.
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Learn about the types of benefits and policies cutting-edge employers may wish to consider in order to provide equal treatment of LGBT employees, including domestic partner tax gross-ups and health benefits for transgender employees. Solomon will provide an update on the latest developments, including the recent legal challenges to the Federal Defense of Marriage Act. Learn the best practices for benefit plans with respect to coverage of same-sex partners and understand the tax and payroll consequences of any such coverage, as well as recent trend in domestic partner benefits.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, June 17, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

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
Critical Evaluation
Global & Cultural Effectiveness
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