Domestic Partners in California: The Employment and Employee Benefits Implications of AB 205

Johnson, Yana S.; Verrall, Timothy G.; Woodard, Gregory
July 2004
Venulex Legal Summaries;2004 Q3, p1
The article discusses the challenges posed by the developments brought about by the California Domestic Partner Rights and Responsibilities Act of 2003, often referred to as AB 205, for California employers, particularly those with operations in Massachusetts or Vermont. AB 205 amends the Family Code providing the same rights and responsibilities as spouses to registered domestic partners including access to family court and the same employee benefits given to spouses.


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