En la Ciudad de Nueva York y en el Estado de Nueva York, la ley de Ajustes por el Embarazo del Estado de Nueva York y la Ley de Equidad para Trabajadoras Embarazadas de la Ciudad de Nueva York ambas requieren que los empleadores proporcionen ajustes razonables – o modificaciones en los deberes del trabajo—con fin de ayudar a las trabajadoras embarazadas a mantenerse saludable y capaces de trabajar, a menos que sea una dificultad o un costo excesivo para el empleador.
Starting October 1, 2020, Tennesseans who are working while pregnant, recovering from childbirth, or who need to express breastmilk at work are protected under the law from discrimination. Tennessee law now gives workers an explicit right to reasonable pregnancy accommodations at work, so they can stay healthy and safe while continuing to earn a paycheck to support their family. Tennessee joins 29 other states in mandating fairness for pregnant workers.
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA - H.R. 2694) in a strong bipartisan vote. The PWFA would provide an explicit right for pregnant workers to request reasonable accommodations to stay healthy and safe in the workplace, unless it would constitute an undue hardship on the employer.
The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act is a long overdue bill to guarantee pregnant workers a right to reasonable, medically-necessary accommodations and prevent employers from pushing pregnant workers off the job.
The purpose of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R. 2694) is to keep pregnant workers healthy and on the job. It is a flexible framework that is not one-size fits…
The case is now before the New Jersey Supreme Court, which will interpret the NJPWFA for the first time. It is crucially important that the Supreme Court take this opportunity to affirm the central purpose of the NJPWFA: to ensure that pregnant workers in need of accommodations are not penalized or pushed out of a job.
BREAKING: Senator Warren has launched a Congressional inquiry about abusive employer attendance policies after learning about the harmful impact that “no fault” attendance policies at major companies have on low-wage workers in A Better Balance’s new report, Misled & Misinformed. On June 30, Senator Warren sent letters to five of the country’s largest employers — FedEx, Walmart, Conagra, 3M, and Kroger — as reported by VICE.