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Twins for Clooneys! How to manage pregnant employees who aren’t gazillionaire celebs

by FordHarrison on

A-list celebrity George Clooney, long considered Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor, surprised the world when he married international human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin back in 2014 after decades of assuring journalists,...more

Pregnancy Accommodation Headed to Governor

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

A bill requiring Colorado employers to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant employees has passed both the Colorado House and the Senate and is headed to Governor John Hickenlooper’s desk. Employers already must...more

New York City Commission on Human Rights Publishes Legal Enforcement Guidance on Discrimination on the Basis of Pregnancy

The New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) is New York City’s local law that prohibits discrimination in employment, public accommodations and housing. The New York City Commission on Human Rights (“Commission”) has...more

Supreme Court Vacates 4th Circuit in UPS Pregnancy Discrimination Case, But Rejects EEOC's "Most Favored Employee" Argument

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

Since the case was argued on December 3, 2014, practitioners and clients alike have been anxiously awaiting the Supreme Court's decision in Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc. That wait is over as the Supreme Court issued a...more

U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Pregnancy Accommodations

by Miller & Martin PLLC on

This is one of our "ones to watch for 2015" – Young v. UPS. The legal question certified by the Supreme Court in 2014 was: Whether, and in what circumstances, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act requires an employer that...more

Workplace Protections Expanded for Job Applicants and Pregnant Employees in Illinois

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On Tuesday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced he signed the Law to Stop Discrimination Against Pregnant Women in the Workplace and thereby expanded workplace protections to job applicants and employees experiencing...more

Pregnant Employees Now Entitled to ADA-Type Accommodations

by FordHarrison on

The EEOC has issued new guidance on the reach of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act ("PDA") that greatly expands the protections it claims all employers must provide to pregnant employees. The two most significant new...more

Act Now Advisory: New York City Human Rights Law Expanded to Require Employers to Reasonably Accommodate Pregnant Employees

by Epstein Becker & Green on

On October 2, 2013, following a unanimous New York City Council vote, Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed a bill amending the New York City Human Rights Law ("NYCHRL") to require most New York City employers to reasonably...more

New York City Expressly Requires Reasonable Accommodation of Pregnant Employees, Adds Notice Obligations

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

On October 2, 2013, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed Int. No. 974-2012A to amend the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) by expanding protections against discrimination for pregnant employees. The NYCHRL, as...more

Accommodating the Breastfeeding Employee

by Baker Donelson on

The Scenario: Female employee returns from 12-week maternity leave. Upon her return to work, she requests permission to use break time to express breast milk. Additionally, she requests a private room other than a bathroom...more

Legislation Roundup: Maryland General Assembly Mandates that Employers Provide "Light Duty" to Pregnant Disabled Women, Leave for...

by Littler on

In May 2013, Governor Martin O'Malley signed three noteworthy statutes that will affect virtually every Maryland employer. Effective October 1, 2013, Maryland employers with 15 or more employees must provide their pregnant...more

2013 Updates to the FEHA California Pregnancy Regulations

Amendments to California’s pregnancy regulations became effective on December 30, 2012, creating many new responsibilities for employers. While employers should take note of all of the amended regulations, some of the most...more

Fenwick Employment Brief - January 2013

by Fenwick & West LLP on

In This Issue: *FEATURE ARTICLES - New Pregnancy and Disability Regulations for California Employers - Washington Federal Court Declines to Uphold Broad Non-compete Restrictions Against California...more

Employers Shouldn't Be Too Excited About That Pregnancy Decision . . . And More From The Price Is Right

Is this new UPS pregnancy discrimination decision really such great news for employers? HINT: Check the dates!!! The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit* held this week that there is no "reasonable...more

Changes to FEHA Pregnancy Regulations

New pregnancy regulations proposed by the Fair Employment and Housing Commission (FEHC) were approved on November 30, 2012. The changes to the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), which applies to employers with...more

California’s New Pregnancy Disability Regulations: What Every Employer Should Know

In March 2012, the California Fair Employment and Housing Commission (FEHC) proposed new and amended regulations addressing employers’ obligations and employees’ rights and responsibilities regarding pregnancy under the...more

Lost in Translation: California's New Pregnancy Disability Leave Regulations and Their New, Contradictory Obligations

by Littler on

In regulations that became effective December 30, 2012, California employers received additional guidance on how to handle leaves of absence for employees disabled by pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition....more

New California Disability Regulations to Become Effective December 30

by Morgan Lewis on

California employers should take action promptly to ensure compliance with new state disability and pregnancy disability regulations. On December 26, California's Office of Administrative Law approved new disability...more

New California Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL) Regulations Adopted

by BakerHostetler on

BakerHostetler's Employment and Labor Group would like to bring to your attention the following recent changes to the California Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL) Regulations affecting employer obligations and...more

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