DC’s Protecting Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

The District of Columbia Protecting Pregnant Workers Fairness Act of 2014 (PPWFA) became effective March 3, 2015. The new law significantly expands existing protection for pregnant workers. Under existing law, employers were already required to accommodate pregnancy-related conditions that met the definition of disability.  Some argued that employers were also required to accommodate pregnant women who did

10 Key Takeaways for Employers from the EEOC’s New Pregnancy Discrimination Enforcement Guidance

The EEOC issued a lengthy and detailed enforcement guidance today that summarizes the changes over the past30 years in the laws that affect pregnant employees. Here are 10 key things the EEOC said employers need to know now to make sure they treat pregnant employees lawfully: 1.  The fundamental rule of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act