Similarly, many employers provide that if an employee and his domestic partner
"divorce," the employee may not elect to cover a second domestic partner
until a specified period of time has elapsed.
To be granted leave, the domestic partners
have to be registered as such with the city's personnel department in accordance with established procedures, which will also include guidelines for terminating the partnership.
As of the latest report from the Corporate Equity Index, compiled by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 62 percent of Fortune 500 companies offer domestic partner
health benefits to employees.
Theory suggests that domestic partner
benefits improve recruitment and retention by enhancing LGBT employee voice, equity, and economic considerations.
DUNNING: 'This small firm has had domestic partner
benefits for years, from before I came to work here three years ago.
For employers that offer domestic partner
health benefits, the cost "has been negligible," the Human Rights Campaign said on its website.
Dan Patrick, R-Houston, who had raised concerns about the Pflugerville school district, as well as the cities of El Paso, Austin and Fort Worth, extending such benefits to domestic partners
According to Rosenberg (2009), there are business reasons to provide domestic partner
And yet, there remains a critical need for technical expertise in one area that is experiencing rising demand: counseling for domestic partners
The way the law is written, neither the legal spouse nor the domestic partner
has priority over the other as a decision-maker.
generally have no right to take under state intestacy laws (but California allows a surviving domestic partner
to inherit a portion of the estate when a partner dies intestate).