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Oregon Employers to Make Pregnancy-Related Workplace Accommodations By 2020

Oregon recently enacted the Employer Accommodation for Pregnancy Act, HB2341 (the “Act”), which provides rights and protections to applicants and employees who are pregnant and postpartum. The Act applies only to employers with 6 or more employees – the same coverage threshold as the state’s antidiscrimination provisions protecting disabled individuals. When the Act goes into … Continued

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Kentucky’s New Pregnancy Accommodation Law: What Employers Need to Know

Get ready to engage in an interactive process with your pregnant employees in Kentucky! The recently enacted Kentucky Pregnant Workers Act requires covered employers to make reasonable accommodations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions absent an undue hardship. Reasonable Accommodations The Pregnant Workers Act amends the Kentucky Civil Rights Act, which already prohibits … Continued

New York Paid Family Leave Regulations Are Finally Final

On Wednesday July 19, New York adopted final Paid Family Leave law (NY PFL) regulations, which take effect immediately. As a reminder, beginning January 1, 2018, private employers must provide eight weeks of benefits at a 50% salary rate, with increased benefits over the next four years, for the leave reasons described below. The period … Continued

California Employers: Don’t Get Caught on April Fool’s Day. Update your California Pregnancy Disability Leave Notice by April 1st

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) has announced amendments to the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) regulations which impact California Pregnancy Disability Leave (“PDL”) and are slated to take effect April 1. The amendments include updated notices, which must be implemented by April 1st – no fooling! Updated Notices.  Previously, the … Continued