Alert: Increased Federal Protections for Pregnant Workers

The Federal Government is implementing additional protections for pregnant workers through the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (“PWFA”) and the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (“PUMP For Nursing Mothers Act”). This is what employers need to know. PREGNANT WORKERS FAIRNESS ACT The PWFA, which went into effect on June 27, 2023, applies to all employers with at least