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New Federal Protections for Pregnant and Nursing Workers

During the 2022 holiday season, the U.S. Congress passed, and President Joe Biden signed, a bipartisan omnibus spending bill, the 2023 Consolidated Appropriations Act. This bill included two particularly notable measures relating to workplace accommodation: the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) and the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (PUMP for Nursing Mothers … Continued

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