The Pittsburgh pregnancy accommodation ordinance has been in effect since Mar. 15, 2019.
Governor Bevin signed Senate Bill 18, the Kentucky Pregnant Workers Act. The Act amends the Kentucky Civil Rights Act (KCRA) and applies to employers with 15 or more employees within the state in each of twenty (20) or more calendar weeks in the current or preceding calendar year, as well as any agent of the employer.
In major news for employers in Pittsburgh, the City Council unanimously passed a new ordinance greatly expanding protections for pregnant employees and imposing several new requirements on private employers, much like those under the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and related EEOC guidance.
This final Affordable Care Act (ACA) rule prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability; enhances language assistance for individuals with limited English proficiency; and protects … Read More
One of the most difficult things for human resource professionals to do is to keep up with changing State and local laws related to leaves and discrimination. Below is a … Read More
If you are trying to keep up with state and local laws related to leaves, you are probably ready to scream “Make it stop!” There are new paid sick leave … Read More
New regulations under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) require covered employers to update the CFRA poster, effective July 1, 2015. Employers subject to CFRA are those who do business … Read More
One of the most difficult tasks for human resource and return to work professionals is keeping up with state and local laws. Below is a summary of some of the … Read More
While the insurance world waits for the Supreme Court’s decisions on subsidies for health insurance in the federally facilitated exchanges and same-sex marriage, the Court continues to be unusually busy … Read More
Last week, I had the pleasure of presenting with EEOC Regional Attorney in the Chicago District John Hendrickson on the EEOC’s recently drafted Pregnancy Discrimination Enforcement Guidance and how these guidelines … Read More
A federal jury in San Diego awarded $185,000,000 in punitive damages to a former Auto Zone employee after finding that the store retaliated against her when she was pregnant and … Read More
One of the most difficult things for human resource professionals to do is to keep up with changing state and local laws related to leaves and discrimination. Below is a … Read More
I have to wonder if when we burned our bras and fought for equal rights in the workplace women ever thought that might mean that they would have to be … Read More
Although I eagerly anticipate the arrival of a baby due to be born in the Nowak family within the next couple of weeks [number 4 … somebody help me!], I … Read More
The Minnesota Women’s Economic Security Act (WESA) is a law with multiple parts affecting wages, unemployment benefits, leave rights and protections for pregnant and nursing mothers, among other things. Some … Read More
The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that pregnancy discrimination constitutes prohibited sex discrimination under state law. The issue in this case was whether discrimination on the basis of pregnancy is … Read More
New Jersey and Philadelphia have enacted new laws to protect employees from discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions. Both laws amend existing laws prohibiting discrimination for other causes … Read More
Founders Pavilion, Inc., a former Corning, N.Y. nursing and rehabilitation center, will pay $370,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC … Read More
The EEOC has reported an increase in complaints of pregnancy discrimination. Below is information about two recent suits. Platinum P.T.S., Inc., a Laredo-based company which provides oil/gas testing, measuring, surveying … Read More
Three recent disability discrimination suits should serve as reminders to employers to educate managers and supervisors about the need to avoid discrimination against employees with disabilities. OhioHealth Corporation, doing business … Read More
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