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How might military service affect employment?

If you are interested in joining the military but are presently employed, you may have questions about how your military service could impact your employment status. Serving in the military is a noble pursuit. Worries about your job should not dissuade you from enlistment. In fact, you are federally protected from discrimination in the workplace while serving in the military.

Are same-sex couples entitled to ERISA benefits?

Following the U.S. v. Windsor decision, same-sex marriages were legalized and recognized across the United States. The Windsor decision required all federal agencies to grant the same benefits to same-sex couples as those that are enjoyed by heterosexual couples. For instance, same-sex couples can now file joint tax returns, obtain VA benefits, and spouses may participate in their spouse's ERISA-covered retirement plan.

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