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The Impact Of New York's Marriage Equality Act On Employee Benefits Plans

This past summer, New York passed its Marriage Equality Act, which generally provides that same-sex couples can legally marry in New York, and that same-sex married couples are to be treated the same as opposite-sex married couples under New York laws. We're reporting on it here because many believe that this law may be a harbinger of what other states may soon consider. Such laws create potential problems for benefits administrators.

New York Extends Protection to Domestic Workers and Bereavement Benefits to Same-Sex Committed Partners

Governor Paterson has recently signed into law the Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights as well as an amendment to the New York Civil Rights Law pertaining to bereavement leave. These two new pieces of legislation provide additional protections to employees throughout the State of New York.