Oregon Expands Protections for Pregnant Workers

Oregon employers with more than six employees must comply with a new discrimination law that requires reasonable accommodations for employees and prospective employees who have limitations related to pregnancy, including childbirth and lactation. Unlike Oregon’s Family Leave Act or sick time law, there is no waiting period for employees prior to becoming eligible for these protections.   What This New Oregon Labor Law Requires The new Employer Accommodation for Pregnancy

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Required Poster Updates for State of California

California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has issued updates to the following notices with new revision dates: Workplace Discrimination & Harassment (November 2019) Transgender Rights in the Workplace (December 2019) Family Care & Medical Leave & Pregnancy Disability Leave (December 2019) Keep reading to find out all the details for employers and employees. Workplace Discrimination & Harassment Effective January 1, 2020, workplace protections related to race now include—but

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Maine Minimum Wage Increases & New Required Notice for Nursing Mothers

2020 Minimum Wage Rates Employers in the State of Maine must soon pay their employees increased wages. Effective January 1, 2020: The minimum wage increases to $12.00 per hour. The tipped wage increases to $6.00 per hour. The minimum salary requirement will be $692.31. The updated Minimum Wage notice has a revision date of 11/19. Nursing Mothers in the Workplace Maine’s Nursing Mothers in the Workplace Law passed in 2009,

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Leave Rights for Pregnant Employees in California

California’s Your Rights and Obligations as a Pregnant Employee notice has been updated by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). The notice, which outlines additional information for pregnant employees under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and the New Parent Leave Act (NPLA), has a new revision date of August 2019. New Details for CFRA Leave The Your Rights and Obligations as a Pregnant Employee notice now states

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New Posting Requirement for DC's Breastfeeding Notice

The District of Columbia’s The Right to Breastfeed notice is now required to be posted and has been added to the Workplace & Business Posters list on the Office of Human Rights (OHR) website. While the notice has been available for some time, it was only recently designated a mandatory posting. Employees’ Rights & Employers’ Responsibilities Under the amended DC Human Rights Act of 1977, employers are required to give

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Kentucky Pregnant Workers Act Added to Equal Employment Notice

A couple of months ago we issued updates to three labor law notices on our Kentucky poster, and now we’re off to the races again! The Commission on Human Rights has just added information on the new Kentucky Pregnant Workers Act to the Equal Employment Opportunity notice. The Act goes into effect on June 27, 2019. In addition to posting the notice by the law’s effective date, employers are required

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Lactation Accommodations in New York City Workplaces

In November 2018, New York City (NYC) passed two laws that require employers to provide lactation accommodations to employees who request them. The NYC Commission on Human Rights (CHR) recently released guidance on these accommodations, as well as resources related to the laws. It is important to note that the laws do not have a posting requirement; however, employers must abide by certain other requirements, some of which we’ve outlined

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California DFEH Updates Family Care and Medical Leave Notice

California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has just issued an update to the Family Care and Medical Leave notice, which has a revision date of March 2019. This long-awaited update includes information on the New Parent Leave Act (NPLA), which went into effect on Jan. 1, 2018, as well as new details of the California Family Rights Act of 1993 (CFRA). Update to California Family Rights Act Leave 

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DC Updates Protecting Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Notice

The District of Columbia’s Office of Human Rights has released an update to the Protecting Pregnant Workers Fairness Act notice, which has a revision date of 1/3/19. The notice includes new information on what happens after an employee files an accommodation or discrimination violation complaint against an employer. New Process for Handling Complaints Employees who believe their employer has denied then a reasonable accommodation or discriminated against them due to

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New Pregnancy Accommodations for Employees in South Carolina

On May 17, 2018, the Governor of South Carolina signed the Pregnancy Accommodations Act, an amendment to the state’s Human Affairs Law. The South Carolina Human Affairs Commission (SCHAC) has just released a major update to the Employment Discrimination notice, which includes information about the new Pregnancy Accommodations Act, as well as additional requirements of the Human Affairs Law. Workplace Discrimination Protections Reasonable Accommodations Employers are required to provide reasonable

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