New Guidance on Pregnancy Enforcement From The EEOC – It Impacts Leaves of Absence and Workplace Accommodations

By Megan Holstein and Lori Welty The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) just updated its guidance regarding pregnant employees. We’ve been waiting for this: on June 14th, the EEOC announced its issuance of a new guidance for employers regarding pregnancy discrimination and accommodations for pregnancy-related conditions under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) and the Americans with Disabilities … Continued

Does the FMLA Now Cover Care for Grandkids?

Gienapp v. Harbor Crest, No. 14-1053 (7th Cir. June 24, 2014) By Megan G. Holstein and Marti J. Cardi Most employers know that leave to care for an employee’s grandchild is not covered under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) . . . or is it?  The answer should be no, the absence … Continued