Pregnancy Discrimination Act

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Pregnant Employees Become the Subject of Heightened Attention and New Legislation

Over the past decade, the number of claims pregnant workers have filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has risen by almost 50 percent, according to the National Women’s Law Center (“NWLC”). Most of...more

Step Three to Pay $60,000 for EEOC Pregnancy and Disability Discrimination Suit

Hawaii Resort Retailer Disciplined and Fired a Buyer Due to Fertility Treatments and Pregnancy Restrictions, Federal Agency Charged - HONOLULU - Step Three, Ltd., a Hawaiian resort retailer, will pay $60,000 for...more

New York City Passes Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

The New York City Council recently passed legislation designed to ensure workplace rights for pregnant women by prohibiting discrimination in employment based on pregnancy, childbirth, or a related condition. ...more

Maryland Employers Soon Must Provide "Light Duty" to Pregnant Disabled Women and Update Employment Handbooks

Effective October 1, 2013, Maryland employers with 15 or more employees must provide their pregnant employees with certain reasonable accommodations beyond the requirements of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)...more

Best Practices on Security of Mobile Devices Recently Issued by NIST

The latest in a series of National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) publications is the Guidelines for Managing the Security of Mobile Devices in the Enterprise (the “Guidelines”), a comprehensive document to...more

CEQA Streamlining Under California Bay Area's "Plan Bay Area"

On March 2, 2013, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) released the Draft Plan Bay Area (Plan), the California Bay Area's first integrated land use, housing and...more

Adventures in Learning to Pay $31,000 to Settle EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Case

Federal Agency Says Day Care Center Refused to Allow Pregnant Teacher to Work - CHICAGO - Adventures in Learning Aurora, Inc., an Aurora, Ill.-based childcare center with approximately 100 employees across four...more

Pregnancy Discrimination Law Update

In an important ruling for employers, the Fourth Circuit recently underscored that the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) does not require employers to provide pregnant workers with special accommodations. Young v. United...more

Connecticut’s “Reasonable Leave of Absence” for Disability Resulting from Pregnancy

Last week, Attorney Robin Shea of Employment & Labor Insider proposed 10 rules of etiquette that “will save you from a pregnancy discrimination suit”. Rule No. 1? Pregnancy is always good news. Always. Always....more

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