Pregnancy

Kentucky Equal Employment Opportunity Posting

Last month, we reported that Governor Matt Bevin signed the Kentucky Pregnant Workers Act requiring employers with 15 or more employees to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers. Under the Act, employers are required to post a notice of the right to be free from discrimination in relation to pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, Read more

Pregnant Workers

On April 9, 2019, Governor Matt Bevin signed the Kentucky Pregnant Workers Act requiring employers with 15 or more employees to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnancy, childbirth, and related conditions. Employers should review and update all accommodation procedures. The Act became effective immediately. Under the Act, the definition of “reasonable accommodations” is expanded to include: Read more

Lactation Room

If you’ve been following our blog, you are aware that last year New York City passed two bills that amended the New York City Administrative Code to expand protections for nursing mothers in the workplace. Employers with four or more employees are required to provide reasonable accommodations for employees to express breast milk. This new Read more

Lactation Rooms

The City of New York has passed two bills (Int. No. 879-A & Int. No.905-A) that amend the administrative code of the City of New York to expand protections for nursing mothers. Under current law, employers must make reasonable efforts to provide a room or other location, near the work area, where an employee can Read more

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Massachusetts employers only have a few more days left to prepare for the new Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. Starting April 1, 2018, employers with six or more employees must provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant and nursing employees.  The Act also prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, such as lactation Read more

Last summer, the Vermont legislature amended the state’s Fair Employment Practices law to add workplace protections for pregnant employees.  The law went into effect on January 1, 2018, and it requires employers to make reasonable job accommodations for women experiencing conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth.  The law acknowledges the role of working women in Read more

Connecticut Labor Law Posters

The Connecticut Department of Labor has released a new mandatory workplace poster for employers. During the 2017 legislative session, Governor Dannel Malloy signed H.B. 6668, enhancing existing anti-discrimination protections for pregnant employees. Under the law, which goes into effect October 1, 2017, an employer with more than three employees must provide accommodations for an employee Read more

Connecticut Adopts Pregnancy Accommodation Law

The state of Connecticut has passed a new law that will require employers to provide reasonable accommodations for an employee or job applicant related to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related condition. Reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees can include: sitting while working, frequent or longer breaks, periodic rest, assistance with manual labor, job restructuring, light duty Read more

This year, Colorado enacted the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) and with it expanded its anti-discrimination in employment law to include discrimination based on pregnancy and related medical conditions. State law not only protects pregnant job applicants and employees from discrimination in the terms and conditions of employment, but the PWFA additionally requires employers to Read more

Pregnant employees in West Virginia may find it easier to perform their jobs. West Virginia has enacted the Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act (PWFA) prohibiting discrimination in employment based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions. The law also requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for limitations related to pregnancy and childbirth. Although not defined in Read more