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Biden Administration Issues Final Rule Securing Vital Protections for Pregnant Workers

On April 19, the Biden Administration issued a final rule to implement the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), landmark legislation included in the bipartisan FY23 omnibus appropriations bill. The PWFA requires most employers with 15 or more employees to provide “reasonable accommodations,” or changes at work, for a worker’s known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, unless the accommodation will cause the employer an undue hardship. The rule provides important clarity that will allow pregnant workers to work while maintaining a healthy pregnancy and help employers understand their duties under the law. Highlights from the final regulation include: an expansive definition…
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