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Court Invalidates New York City Law Relating to Domestic Partner Benefits
Deloitte Link to more items from this source
Mar. 6, 2006
Excerpt: New York City's Equal Benefits Law (EBL), which requires companies with city contracts of $100,000 or more to offer the same benefits – including pension and health benefits – to employees' domestic partners and spouses, is preempted by ERISA, according to New York's highest court. Council of the City of New York v. Bloomberg, 2006 N.Y. LEXIS 149 (N.Y. Feb. 14, 2006). The Court of Appeals of New York also ruled the state's competitive bidding law preempts the EBL.

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