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Deadline for Philadelphia Employers to Post New Notice of Rights for Pregnant Employees is Approaching

This Sunday, April 20, marks the deadline by which Philadelphia employers must provide their employees with written notice of a recent amendment to Philadelphia’s Fair Practices Ordinance. The amendment provides additional...more

Philadelphia Employers Required to Provide Written Notice of Employment Law Protections for Pregnant Women by April 20, 2014

In January 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. As we reported in our March 10,...more

Weight Watchers to Pay $45,000 To Settle EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Suit

Farmington Hills WW Refused to Hire Pregnant Applicant, Federal Agency Charged - DETROIT - The WW Group., Inc., a company based in Farmington Hills, Mich., doing business as Weight Watchers, will pay $45,000 and...more

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

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...more

EEOC Roundup (January 2014)

Employment is heavily regulated in the U.S., where it is illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or...more

Philadelphia Pregnancy Accommodation Law Notice to Employees Must be Posted by April 20, 2014

On or before April 20, 2014, all employers with employees in the City of Philadelphia must post a new notice on pregnancy discrimination from the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations. Unlike the Philadelphia 21st...more

Philadelphia Issues New Pregnancy & Employment Rights Notice

Philadelphia recently amended its fair employment practices ordinance to expand protection for employees against discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition. Among other things, employers...more

NYC And Philly Pass Laws On Reasonable Accommodations For Pregnant Employees

Philadelphia and New York City recently passed ordinances that increase workplace protections for pregnant employees. These new laws affirmatively compel employers to provide reasonable accommodations for employees with needs...more

Philadelphia Amends Fair Practices Ordinance to Require Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnancy and Childbirth

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

Governor Christie Signs New Jersey Pregnancy Bill Into Law

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

Pregnancy Accommodation Laws Abound

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

Take 5 Newsletter: Five New Challenges Facing Retail Employers

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

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

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

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

Antidepressant Use Can Be Dangerous for Pregnant Women

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

New Jersey Employers Face New Pregnancy Accommodation Requirements

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

Philadelphia Enacts Pregnancy Accommodation Law

An amendment to the city’s ordinance enhances protections for nondisabled employees affected by pregnancy or childbirth and imposes greater accommodation requirements on employers. ...more

Philadelphia Latest to Protect Pregnancy, Require Reasonable Accommodation

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

New Jersey Enacts Law Banning Pregnancy Bias in the Workplace

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

New Philadelphia Ordinance Requires Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnancy, Childbirth

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

EEOC Sues Benhar Office Interiors for Pregnancy Discrimination

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

New York City Pregnancy Accommodation Law Now in Effect

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

Governor Christie Bolsters N.J.’s Law Against Discrimination To Expressly Protect Pregnancy and Childbirth

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

Trends in New Jersey Employment Law - February 2014

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

New Jersey Adds Pregnancy to List of Classes Protected by Its Law Against Discrimination

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

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