Same-Sex Partners Entitled to Bereavement Benefits in New York

By Thomas McKinney

As of October 29, 2010, New York companies who provide bereavement benefits to employees will be required to provide employees in same-sex relationships with bereavement leave following the death of the same-sex partner, or the child, or other relative of same-sex partner. Accordingly, an employee whose same-sex partner dies, or the parent, child or other relative or the same-sex partner dies, the employee will be entitled to the bereavement leave offered to other employees.

Date: 11/23/10 – Tom McKinney – Castronovo & McKinney

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