New and Existing Federal Laws Protecting Pregnant and Nursing Employees
In addition to existing Federal laws addressing pregnancy rights, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) and the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (PUMP For Nursing Mothers Act) were adopted when President Joe Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 on Dec. 29, 2022. Both PWFA and PUMP are set to take hold on June 27, 2023.
Like the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the PWFA includes the obligation to provide reasonable accommodations so long as they do not impose an undue hardship. In the past, many courts determined that pregnancy alone was not a disability entitled to accommodation under the ADA. Under the PWFA, employers will be required to provide reasonable accommodations to employees and applicants with known temporary limitations on their ability to perform the essential functions of their jobs based on a physical or mental condition related to pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions.
The PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act expands existing employer obligations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to provide an employee with reasonable break time to express breast milk for the employee’s nursing child for one year after the child’s birth. The employer's obligation to provide a place to express milk shielded from view and intrusion from coworkers and the public continues. Join us this May to learn how to be in compliance with PWFA and PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act.
What You will Learn
-What is the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act?
-What is the PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act?
-Existing pregnancy-related Federal legislation
-PWFA and PUMP interactions with State and Local laws
-PWFA and PUMP overlap with the ADA and FMLA
-Legal remedies under the PWFA and PUMP
-Ensuring compliance in 2023
Why You Should Attend
We will provide you with an overview of current Federal laws addressing pregnancy and will assist participants in gaining a solid understanding of the provisions of The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and the PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act. To be in compliance, employers need to understand the provisions of both new laws.
Who will Benefit
-Managers and Supervisors
Diane L. Dee, President of Advantage HR Consulting, LLC, has over 25 years of experience in the Human Resources arena. Diane’s background includes experience in Human Resources consulting and administration in corporate, government, consulting, and pro bono environments. Diane founded Advantage HR Consulting, LLC, in early 2016. Under Diane’s leadership, Advantage HR provides comprehensive, cost-effective Human Resources solutions for small to mid-sized firms in the greater Chicagoland area. Additionally, Diane conducts webinars on various HR topics for various compliance training firms across the country.
Diane holds a Master Certificate in Human Resources from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and has attained SPHR, SHRM-SCP, sHRBP, and HRPM® certification.
Diane is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners and the Society for Human Resource Management. Additionally, Diane performs pro bono work through the Taproot Foundation, assisting non-profit clients by integrating their Human Resources goals with their corporate strategies.
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