December 16th in Federal Employee News, General Federal Employment Law Posts.
Federal Times.com is reporting that just a few hours ago, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has passed the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act of 2009.
Generally speaking, the Act would allow federal employees in same-sex partnerships the same employment benefits as married co-workers. The benefits would include: health care, retirement and disability plans, family, medical and emergency leave, group life insurance, long-term care insurance and access to worker’s comp.
The Bill is not law, and must [...]