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The Trend Continues … Pittsburgh Passes Pregnancy Accommodation Legislation

Posted in Pregnancy Discrimination, Uncategorized
Earlier this month, the Pittsburgh City Council unanimously passed two city ordinances requiring employers to make reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers. The new legislation provides for temporary job restructuring and modified work schedules for pregnant employees, as well as granting pregnant workers access to drinking water, uncompensated breaks, and assistance with heavy lifting requirements.… Continue Reading

Philadelphia Now Requires Workplace Accommodations for Nursing Mothers

Posted in Pregnancy Discrimination, Workplace Policies
Philadelphia now expressly requires both private and public employers to provide workplace accommodations for nursing mothers pursuant to an amendment to the Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance signed by Mayor Michael A. Nutter on September 3, 2014. The amendment, which is effective immediately, requires employers to provide employees with reasonable break times and a private, sanitary… Continue Reading

What to Expect When Your Employees Are Expecting

Posted in Pregnancy Discrimination, Workplace Policies
Does an employer have to provide a modified work schedule to a pregnant employee with morning sickness or light duty to a pregnant employee with lifting restrictions?The answer depends on who you ask. Most federal courts say no, but the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) says yes. Fortunately for employers, resolution of this issue is on the… Continue Reading

Due Date: Philadelphia Employers Must Post Notice Regarding Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnant Workers by April 20, 2014

Posted in Pregnancy Discrimination, Workplace Policies
As we reported on February 16, 2014, Philadelphia now requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees. The amended Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance also requires Philadelphia employers to provide written notice to employees of the new pregnancy accommodation requirement. The form and manner of the Notice was to be determined by the Philadelphia Commission on Human… Continue Reading

Philadelphia Joins a Growing List of Jurisdictions Requiring Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnant Workers

Posted in Pregnancy Discrimination, Workplace Policies
Philadelphia now expressly requires employers to provide reasonable workplace accommodations to pregnant employees and thus joins in a growing trend of jurisdictions expanding the rights of pregnant women in the workplace (including New York City and New Jersey). The requirement, which took effect on January 20, 2014, comes by way of an amendment to the… Continue Reading

New Rule for New York City Employers: Reasonable Workplace Accommodations Required for Pregnant Employees

Posted in Pregnancy Discrimination, Workplace Policies
The New York City Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (“NYC PWFA”), which takes effect January 30, 2014, requires New York City employers with four or more employees to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, unless the employer can demonstrate that the accommodation would cause an undue hardship. According to the New York… Continue Reading

New Jersey Employers Are Now Required To Accommodate Pregnant Workers

Posted in Pregnancy Discrimination, Workplace Policies
On January 21, 2014, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed legislation (effective immediately) that expands the rights of pregnant women in the workplace. This legislation signals a growing trend of employee-protective legislation related to pregnancy and comes on the heels of similar laws passed in New York City (effective Jan. 30, 2014), Maryland and California. Specifically,… Continue Reading