Understanding the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
May 30, 2024
Over the past year the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has been creating regulations for the implementation of the PWFA.  Those regulations were recently issued and take effect on June 18, 2024.
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Does Your Organization Need a PWFA Policy?
May 21, 2024
Here’s why your Organization doesn’t need a PWFA-specific policy.
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CMS Expert International Guide to Remote Working
May 14, 2024
This guide is indispensable for managers and executives with regional or international HR responsibilities.
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Dell's New Remote Work Policy Sparks Debate - Can Employers Balance Remote Work with Career Progression?
April 29, 2024
Dell has hit headlines recently for its new work from home policy.
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The EEOC Releases Onerous Final Rule Implementing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
April 16, 2024
On April 15, 2024, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a Final Rule and Interpretive Guidance to implement the relatively new Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.
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Pregnant Worker Fairness Act Final Regulations and Guidance: Potentially Turning the PWFA Into the Most Significant Employee Entitlement Since the FMLA
April 16, 2024
On April 15, the EEOC issued its final rule, with no substantial changes, turning this sleepy little statute into the most significantly burdensome expansion, on a per-case basis, of employee entitlement since the FMLA itself.
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Are Reasonable Accommodations Required for an Employee’s Commute?
April 3, 2024
According to some courts, no.
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Reasonable Accommodations for a Lunar Sabbath?
October 13, 2023
What on earth (or not) is a Lunar Sabbath, anyway? I’m sure that’s what was going through the employer’s mind when the employee requested a schedule adjustment so that she could observe her Sabbath.
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This is going to be a bigger deal than I thought: A series of blog posts reflecting on the proposed Pregnant Workers Fairness Act regulations, Part 1 of 5
August 17, 2023
Join me in my conversion process, by following our blog each weekday from August 17-August 23, where I’ll add a new reflection on some aspect of the proposed PWFA regulations.
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75,000 Reasons Why You Should Consider Remote Work as a Reasonable Accommodation
July 19, 2023
A few weeks ago, I penned a piece for BusinessWest, the Business Journal of Western Massachusetts, discussing two recent discrimination cases where juries awarded over $20 million in damages to former employees.
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U. S. Supreme Court Rules State Public Accommodations Laws Do Not Control Over First Amendment Speech Rights
July 5, 2023
The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 6-3 ruling held that a business owner’s Free Speech rights enshrined in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prevail over a state public accommodation law that prohibits certain types of discrimination by business owners.
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The Supreme Court Redefines the Religious Accommodation Obligation for Employers
June 29, 2023
On June 29, 2023, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled that religious accommodations under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act must be provided to employees or prospective employees unless the employer is able to demonstrate that the burden is substantial.
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