Legal Alert: New Brunswick Updates Recognition of Same Sex Spouses and Common Law Partners
October 6, 2011
Amendments to the New Brunswick Pension Benefits Act in 2008 and 2011, which provided for benefits to common-law partners analogous to spouses and allowed for spouses to include a same sex spouse, were proclaimed into law effective October 1, 2011.
Also effective Oct. 1, the General Regulation under the Pension Benefits Act has been amended to give effect to these changes.
It would now be appropriate for Plan Sponsors and Administrators to review Plan documents to ensure the current provisions relating to those categories of benefits correspond to the Act as amended.
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