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Balancing Bumps and Business: What Employers Need to Know About the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), which became effective on June 27, 2023, requires covered employers to provide a reasonable accommodation for a qualified employee’s limitations surrounding pregnancy and childbirth...more

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EEOC’s Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Faces Legal Challenges: Key Takeaways for Employers

Within the last two weeks of June 2024, courts across the country reached opposite conclusions about the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s authority to implement legislation that requires employers to provide...more

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Client Alert: Employment Law Update

There are a few new employment related updates that we wanted to share. 1. No later than July 1, 2024, all NYC Employers must both post and provide a copy of this poster to every worker...more

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EEOC VC Samuels’ Keynote at Workplace Horizons Addresses PWFA, AI, Muldrow & More

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Jocelyn Samuels was designated by President Joe Biden as Vice Chair of EEOC on January 20, 2021. She joined the EEOC as a Commissioner on October 14, 2020, and on July 14, 2021, was confirmed for a second term ending in 2026....more

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Key Points California Employers Need to Know About New Federal Pregnancy Accommodation Requirements

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Employers face significant new pregnancy accommodation requirements thanks to recent federal regulations under the Pregnancy Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) that took effect last month. But did you know that California employers...more

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Federal Court Delays EEOC’s Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Abortion Accommodation in Louisiana, Mississippi

On June 17, 2024, a federal court in Louisiana issued a preliminary injunction blocking the enforcement in Louisiana and Mississippi of the portion of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) final rule...more

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Go Fish! U.S. Supreme Court Overturns ‘Chevron Deference’ to Federal Agencies: What It Means for Employers

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The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the decades-old Chevron doctrine of judicial deference to a federal agency’s interpretation of an ambiguous statute. Loper Bright Enters. v. Raimondo, No. 22-451, and Relentless, Inc. v....more

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Gavel to Gavel: Increased employer obligations for accommodating pregnant employees

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Just last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s final rule interpreting the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act went into effect. And while the law, which went into effect last June, and its regulations share some...more

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Highlights of the EEOC's Final Regulations on the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

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On April 15, 2024, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") issued its final regulations interpreting the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act ("PWFA"). The PWFA became effective on June 27, 2023, and the regulations...more

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State Attorneys General Take to the Courts on the EEOC’s Final Regulation Implementing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

When Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization (2022) was decided, the issue of abortion regulation was returned to the states. This gave rise to a patchwork of new restrictive state abortion laws leading to inevitable...more

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OFCCP Week In Review: June 2024 #4

The DE OFCCP Week in Review (WIR) is a simple, fast and direct summary of relevant happenings in the OFCCP regulatory environment... - OFCCP’s New Supporting Statement Surprisingly Revealed Many Revisions & Additions to...more

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States and Religious Entities Challenge EEOC’s Final Rule Mandating Accommodations for Elective Abortions under the Pregnant...

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On June 27, 2023, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) went into effect. Under the PWFA, a covered employer with 15 or more employees is required to provide a reasonable accommodation to a qualified employee’s or...more

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Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Faces Major Pushback from Religious Organizations and Conservative States

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A federal judge in Louisiana granted a temporary injunction that prevents the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) from enforcing protections for workers seeking an abortion....more


July is Still the New January! Littler’s Workplace Policy Institute’s Mid-Year Legislative Report

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Hot off the press – here is Littler’s mid-year report!  As federal regulators, states and cities continue to pass new workplace regulations through the calendar year, we summarize each state’s notable labor and employment law...more

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Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Regulations Survive Legal Challenge by State Attorneys General

EmployNews has previously covered the EEOC's Final Regulations Implementing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), which provided clarity to employers and workers about who is protected under the landmark statute, the...more

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Federal and NY Worker Leave and Accommodation Developments

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EEOC Publishes Final Regulations on the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. On June 18, 2024, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) final regulations clarifying the scope of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act...more

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Final Rule for Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Takes Effect as Scheduled for Most Employers, Despite Legal Challenges

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On June 18, 2024, the Final Rule implementing and interpreting the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (“PWFA” or the “Act”) took effect as scheduled for most employers, despite several legal challenges that sought to block it....more

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Pregnancy regs take effect, results of court challenges are mixed

The legal challenges relate to "abortion accommodation." Not long ago, I blogged about two legal challenges to the regulations interpreting the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. In one case, 14 state attorneys general filed...more

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Judge Partially Blocks EEOC's Rule Requiring Accommodations for Workers' Abortions

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) new regulations implementing the Pregnant Workers' Fairness Act (PWFA) went into effect earlier this week, but not for everyone. For a few employers, a Louisiana-based...more

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The EEOC Expands Employers’ Requirements to Accommodate Pregnancy and Childbirth Under the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

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On April 19, 2024, the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) issued a final rule (the Rule) to implement the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). Although the PWFA went into effect last year in June 2023, the EEOC’s...more

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The Expected Arrival Is Now Here: Pregnancy Fairness Regs Are in Force (Almost Everywhere)

With the passage of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), the law on how you accommodate pregnant workers changed last June, and we blogged about it. Then the EEOC issued extensive regulations last August, and we blogged...more

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Injunction Junction: Judicial Challenges to New Employment Rules

April 2024 saw a whirlwind of activity on the employment front as executive federal agencies issued a wave of new rules. On April 15, 2024, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced its final rule...more

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Oh Baby: Pregnant Workers Fairness Act final regulations now in effect

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On April 19, 2024, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission published its final rule interpreting the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. Today, the newly minted regulations went into effect....more

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Scope of Accommodations Required Under PWFA Narrowed in Louisiana and Mississippi

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On the eve of the effective date of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC’s) final Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) regulations (Final Rule), a federal court in Louisiana postponed the effective date of what...more

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A Tale Of Two Rulings: This Week’s Conflicting Decisions On The Pregnant Worker’s Fairness Act

Tuesday, June 18, 2024, marks the effective date of the Pregnant Worker’s Fairness Act (“PWFA”) Final Rule, which is now effective in 48 states. The path to implementing the PWFA has been fraught with lawsuits, culminating in...more

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