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A Marriage By Any Other Name Is Challenging For HR

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While a lot of the heat regarding same-sex marriage or civil unions has been focused on legal, political, philosophical, and religious issues, companies looking for a competitive edge have been quietly extending benefits to employees' same-sex domestic partners and adding same-sex non-discrimination policies to their employee handbooks. On February 19, employers in New Jersey become obligated to extend spousal benefits to employees' same-sex domestic partners. New Jersey joins California, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, and countless municipalities in mandating that employers provide same-sex domestic partners with some or all of the benefits spouses enjoy. Even if you haven't yet confronted this issue in your workplace, odds are you will in the future, so it's best to get up to speed now.

 

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