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    January 29, 2020
    Two new "sleeper laws" took effect on January 1, 2020, one of which expanded California's definition of "domestic partner" and the other requiring employers to provide two forms of notices to employees before their funds are set to expire under the use it or lose it provision. These laws have not been highly publicized or spoken about frequently in the news, yet are still important for employers to know.

    SB 30: Domestic Partnership

    Starting January 1, 2020, California expanded its definition of “domestic partner,” which is a  protected class under the Fair Employment and Housing Act. Previously, California law stated that registered domestic partners were limited to the same sex or opposite sex partners over the age of 62, Saad tells Frank.

    SB 30 expands who can apply to be a registered partner. Now, under SB 30, any individual of at least 18 years or older may register with another individual as a domestic partner, Saad says.

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    Dave Kilby
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