Tuesday, October 25, 2011 (7:30am breakfast and networking, 8:00am program)
Since June 1, 2011, Illinois has recognizee civil unions, and insured employee benefits plans in Illinois must offer a civil union partner the same benefits as offered to an opposite-sex married partner. Other states, like New York, have recently gone further, and offer full recognition of same-sex marriages. Although federal law defines marriage as between only a man and a woman under the Defense of Marriage Act, the federal government now has refused to defend this law, and efforts are underway to repeal this legislation. In the midst of all these changes, what is the status of these developments? What are the market trends and best benefit practices for same-sex partners and domestic partners? Come hear the answers from Todd Solomon, the expert who literally wrote the book on this topic, and from a national employer who has implemented a comprehensive domestic partner benefits strategy and domestic partner tax gross ups.
- Todd Solomon – Partner, McDermott, Will & Emery, and author Domestic Partner Benefits: An Employer’s Guide.
- Cathy van Heukelum – Senior Manager, North America HR Operations, Bain & Company, Inc.
Cost Members: $30 Non-members: $50