By Mandy Christoph, Ramaker & Associates Inc.
This article was originally published on the Ramaker blog.
By Monica Goeke, CAE, WHLA
By Shari Engstrom, Sid Grinker Restoration
By Barry L. Chaet, Esq. – Beck, Chaet, Bamberger & Polsky, S.C.
The Hospitality industry relies heavily on female employees, many of whom are of child-bearing age. Recently, on December 29, 2022, President Biden signed into law two laws that have expanded the rights and protections to those employees who become pregnant. These two laws provide pregnant employees with the ability to remain in the workplace during their pregnancy and protects their ability to return to work post-pregnancy and rights pertaining to breast feeding. The first is the Pregnancy Workers Fairness Act (the PWFA), which goes into effect on June 29, 2023. The second is the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections (PUMP) for Nursing Mothers Act, which goes into effect immediately. The enforcement provision’s effective date is April 28, 2023.
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