Are you fair to pregnant employees? The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act may soon require it.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act on September 17. If passed by the Senate, it may soon become law. Despite partial coverage by other statutes, the United States does not yet have a comprehensive law protecting pregnant workers and requiring employers to provide reasonable accommodations.
You need to understand what your legal requirements will be. By planning now, you will be able to avoid potential future liability for noncompliance.
- What current protections exist for pregnant workers?
- Why did the House pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act?
- What protections does the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act give to employees?
- Which employers will be required to comply?
- What changes will you need to make if this law is enacted?
- What accommodations might you need to provide to pregnant workers?
- How should you modify policies and procedures?
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