FEDERAL LAW UPDATE
The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
Effective June 27, 2023, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) enacted by the federal government necessitates that companies with 15 or more employees provide "reasonable accommodations" to pregnant workers, new mothers, or those with related medical conditions based on their limitations. However, if the accommodation would impose an "undue hardship" on the employer, it may be excused. An undue hardship is deemed to be a significant difficulty or expense.
To ensure your company is compliant with the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), it's crucial that your supervisors are equipped to handle reasonable accommodation requests from expecting or new mothers. By downloading our informative flyer, you can help your team stay up-to-date and prepared to provide appropriate accommodations to qualified employees.