Labor and employment partner and co-editor of Bradley Arant’s Labor & Employment Insights blog, Anne Yuengert, was interviewed by Colin O’Keefe of LXBN TV regarding what the same-sex marriage ruling means for employers. On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide in the United States. Yuengert, based out of the firm's Birmingham, Alabama office, works with clients to efficiently manager employee matters.
“The biggest change that employers need to be concerned about is not making a distinction between a same-sex spouse and another spouse,” said Yuengert. “Any distinction among spouses needs to be taken out in employment policies and benefits. Any legal spouse gets same the legal treatment as any other spouse.”
In the video interview below, Yuengert discuss what the landmark ruling means for employers in individual workplaces and share recommendations for effective compliance with these regulatory changes.