Reports & Research

The domestic partnership organizing manual for employee benefits

Report Type: 
May 31, 1999

Benefits make up 40 percent of a worker’s compensation. In effect, employees who can obtain benefits for their partners are paid higher than those whose cannot. Employers usually don’t offer domestic partnership benefits unless employees push for them.

  • It’s a matter of fairness;
  • It makes companies more competitive and productive;
  • It’s a mainstream business practice;
  • It attracts consumers and support for the company.