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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

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

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

New York City and New Jersey Expand Protections for Pregnant Workers

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

“Pregnancy” Becomes a Protected Class Under New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination

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

New Requirements for New Jersey Employers

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 Now Requires Employers to Provide Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnant Employees

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

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