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Understanding the New Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Ensure your organization is following the rules and regulations under the PWFA

One Hour Webinar

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Stay informed and proactive as an HR professional with our 1-hour webinar on the New Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). This essential session provides an in-depth look into the PWFA, its implications and the necessary accommodation for pregnant workers.

With recent changes and additions to the PWFA, it's crucial to ensure that your organization is compliant and that you're providing the necessary support for your employees. According to the Harvard Business Review, discrimination against pregnant workers can actually affect the health of the mother, therefore affecting the health of the baby. The ability to prevent such discrimination in the first place ensures that the mother will have a healthy pregnancy, a healthy baby and her return to work is as seamless as possible. We'll cover the Act's integration with existing laws, such as the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act and provide clarity on the specific accommodations introduced by the PWFA.

From understanding the nuances of job functions to ensuring access to essential amenities for pregnant workers, our webinar will equip you with the knowledge to foster a supportive environment for all employees. It’s imperative that as a manager, you stay on top of legislation to support your workers and offer the necessary accommodations to maintain their health and wellness.

What You Will Learn

  • Define the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.
  • Differentiate between the PWFA and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA).
  • Outline protections offered by the PWFA.
  • Classify types of employers covered by the PWFA.
  • Determine how the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces the PWFA.
  • Stipulate Reasonable Accommodations under the PWFA.
  • Assess how ADA overlaps with the PWFA.
  • Codify employer's obligations and limitations.
  • Mitigate anti-retaliation and coercion provisions.
  • Evaluate interactions with state and local laws.

Who Will Benefit

HR professionals, onsite and remote managers, business owners, legal teams, diversity and inclusion officers and employees advocating for their rights. This training is essential for those ensuring compliance and support under the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.

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