Workplace Accommodations and Protections for Pregnant and Nursing Mothers: New Federal Law Requirements
Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) and Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (PUMP Act)
A live 90-minute CLE video webinar with interactive Q&A
This CLE webinar will guide employment counsel on the recently enacted two federal landmark pieces of civil rights legislation for pregnant and nursing mothers in the workplace: the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) and the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (PUMP Act). The panel will highlight issues relating to the new federal mandate, provide an update on the interplay of important federal and state laws, and outline practical implications for employment counsel when advising clients with respect to key accommodations and protections in the modern workplace.
- Overview of the PWFA
- New accommodations and enforcement
- Overview of the PUMP Act
- New protections and enforcement
- Interplay of federal and state laws
- Best employment practices for avoiding pregnancy-related claims
The panel will cover these and other key issues:
- What steps should counsel take to ensure compliance with the PWFA and PUMP Act?
- What issues have not been resolved or remain ambiguous as counsel offers advice to clients for purposes of the PWFA and PUMP Act?
- What are best employment practices when navigating the new laws to steer clear of costly pregnancy-related lawsuits?
Laura M. Fant
Special Employment Law Counsel
Ms. Fant frequently counsels on employee leave and accommodation matters involving the Americans with Disabilities Act,... | Read More
Ms. Fant frequently counsels on employee leave and accommodation matters involving the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and related state and local laws. She also provides general employment counseling and has experience reviewing and updating employee handbooks and company policies, as well as providing training on topics such as discrimination and harassment in the workplace, social media, and the accommodation of physical and mental disabilities. Ms. Fant is a frequent contributor to Proskauer’s Law and the Workplace blog.Close
Randall Scott Hetrick
Partner; Labor and Employment Team Leader
Adams and Reese
Mr. Hetrick is a management rights advocate who represents employers on federal and state labor and employment law... | Read More
Mr. Hetrick is a management rights advocate who represents employers on federal and state labor and employment law compliance and dispute resolution. He counsels employers with an eye to preventing claims arising from day-to-day employment decisions, particularly terminations of employees and large-scale layoffs. An important component of his practice involves drafting and revision of employee handbooks, personnel policies and procedures, employment applications, background check disclosure and consent agreements and employment contracts. Mr. Hetrick drafts comprehensive leave-of-absence policies designed to coordinate employer obligations under federal disability/medical leave laws and state workers’ compensation laws while, at the same time, advising on how to navigate conflicting obligations under those laws to avoid litigation. He helps employers to run their companies in compliance with labor and employment laws by providing training to managers, supervisors and employees on discrimination and harassment prevention. Mr. Hetrick speaks frequently on employment law and human resource management issues.Close
Early Discount (through 02/10/23)
Cannot Attend March 8?
Early Discount (through 02/10/23)
You may pre-order a recording to listen at your convenience. Recordings are available 48 hours after the webinar. Strafford will process CLE credit for one person on each recording. All formats include course handouts.