On January 20, 2014, Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter signed into law an amendment to the Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance, expanding local law employment protections for pregnant women. The amendment, which became...more
In the November 2013 and January 2014 issues of the New Jersey eAuthority, we reported on the Senate and Assembly’s passage of a bill (S2995) expanding employment protections for pregnant women. On January 21, 2014, Governor...more
You may recall that we reported that United States Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which would adopt the reasonable accommodation framework of the Americans with Disabilities Act for...more
Retailers face new challenges every day as a result of legislation, litigation, and technology. This Take 5 addresses some of these challenges.
1. Pregnancy Accommodation -
Several states and municipalities...more
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
For the past two years, coverage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been constant and intense. Despite the barrage of news about the ACA, however, many new mothers are unaware of provisions that protect their rights to...more
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...more
A recent lawsuit highlights the dangers many consumers contend accompany one of the most common antidepressants on the market: Zoloft. A Texas woman is suing in Pennsylvania federal court alleging that as a result of taking...more
On January 21, 2014, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed the Pregnant Worker’s Fairness Act (PWFA) after nearly unanimous support in the State Assembly and Senate. The PWFA, which took effect immediately, applies to...more
An amendment to the city’s ordinance enhances protections for nondisabled employees affected by pregnancy or childbirth and imposes greater accommodation requirements on employers.
Philadelphia recently amended the city's fair practices ordinance to expand the protections against discrimination for employees based on pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition. The amendment, which is similar...more
In January 2014, New Jersey continued its recent trend of legislative actions addressing women’s health and safety issues by enacting New Jersey’s Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (“Pregnancy Act”). This act expressly bans...more
City of Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter recently signed legislation amending the City’s Fair Practices Ordinance to prohibit pregnancy-related discrimination and require employers to provide reasonable workplace...more
Office Furniture Store Refused to Hire Applicant After Learning of Her Pregnancy, Federal Agency Charges -
NEW YORK - Benhar Office Interiors LLC (Benhar), an office furnishing and architectural store in Manhattan,...more
The most recent amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law takes effect January 30, 2014. It requires employers to reasonably accommodate employees based on pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions unless...more
Last week, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed legislation amending the state’s powerful Law Against Discrimination (LAD) to provide increased protection for employees based on pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical...more
Appellate Division Roundup -
In recent months, New Jersey's Appellate Division has rendered three significant employment law decisions.
State v. Saavedra, No. A-1449-12T4, 2013 N.J. Super. LEXIS 185 (App. Div....more
On January 21, 2014, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law an amendment to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD), expanding state law employment protections for pregnant women. The amendment, which is...more
New laws are taking effect in New York City and New Jersey that provide greatly enhanced protections for pregnant women in the workplace. As of January 21, 2014, an amendment to New Jersey's Law Against Discrimination took...more
Last week, Governor Christie of New Jersey signed the “Pregnancy Bill,” which amends New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination, N.J.S.A. 10:5-12 (“NJLAD”), to provide that it shall be “an unlawful employment practice” or “an...more
Employers should take note of the newly effective Pregnant Worker’s Fairness Act as well as two updated wage and hour posters that they must post in the workplace.
On January 21, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie...more
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law last week a bill that specifically adds pregnancy to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJ LAD) and requires employers to offer reasonable accommodations to pregnant...more
On January 21, 2014, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a bill into law that adds pregnancy as a protected classification under New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”) and requires employers to provide...more
On Inauguration Day, January 21, 2014, Governor Chris Christie signed into law an amendment ("Amendment") to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination ("LAD") that adds pregnancy as a protected classification. For purposes of...more
Earlier this week, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed into law a bill that expressly bans pregnancy discrimination in the workplace and requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations for workers on the basis of...more
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