Effective August 1, 2013, Minnesota will allow two individuals – of the same sex or the opposite sex – to marry, with certain existing exceptions for underage persons and certain familial relationships remaining in place.
Jacqueline Mrachek and Megan Hladilek sat down with KSTP-TV to explain implications the new law will have on employers in Minnesota. Mrachek noted that employers must ensure their employment policies comply with the new law, and to notify employees of any changes to medical coverage and retirement plans. Hladilek pointed out that employers may be confused as there will essentially be two definitions of marriage in Minnesota. State law will recognize same-sex marriage, while the federal government does not.