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Bereavement leave extended.

Bereavement leave extended

Bereavement privileges for New York City municipal employees were extended to cover the death of a domestic partner regardless of marital status or sexual preference, under executive order of Mayor Edward Koch. The order applies to heterosexual, homosexual, and disabled couples 18 years and older. The new policy does not change the 4 days of bereavement leave to which most city employees are entitled following the death of a spouse, parent, sibling, child, or any relative living in the same household.

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. The partners are required to have lived together for at least 1 year at the time of registration. They will be barred from registering if either member currently belongs to another domestic partnership or to one that was formally ended less than 1 year before the new registration.
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Title Annotation:Developments in Industrial Relations
Author:Ruben, George
Publication:Monthly Labor Review
Date:Oct 1, 1989
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