Understanding Pregnancy Leave And Return To Work Issues
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One of the more complicated leave topics for employers, especially for multi-jurisdictional employers, is maternity leave.
Federal and state laws provide layers of protection to pregnant women and impose multi-dimensional requirements on their employers both for leave and accommodation. Just understanding the rubric of obligations and attempting to apply the rules correctly is a challenge. However, the risks associated with getting it wrong are increasing.
The EEOC has identified in its Strategic Enforcement Plan the issue of accommodating pregnancy-related limitations under the ADAAA and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act as a priority for monitoring and filed a string of pregnancy discrimination lawsuits in 2013 that demonstrate its commitment to its enforcement efforts.
With so many developments and increased enforcement activity in this area, employers should take a renewed look at the laws and regulations to be followed and ensure that they have implemented best practices that are pragmatic and consistent with the law.
This live webinar will provide guidance on this important issue by providing an overview of federal and state law, including the FMLA, the ADAAA, and Title VII and key changes and developments under each one, in addition to specifically addressing unique state requirements and special concerns related to pregnancy leave and return to work.
Overview of Leave and Accommodation Issues Related to Pregnancy
Federal Law Requirements and Developments
State and Local Laws Governing Maternity Leave
- The Basics: Leave Under the FMLA Related to Pregnancy
- Protections for Pregnant Women Under the ADAAA
- What Does the Pregnancy Discrimination Act Require?
Special Concerns Related to Maternity Leave
- Pregnancy and Bonding Leaves Under State Law and What's New
- Nondiscrimination and Accommodation Obligations
- Breastfeeding Issues
- Compensation and Benefits
- Return to Work
Ann Marie Painter
- Partner in Perkins Coie LLP's Labor & Employment Practice
- Has extensive experience counseling employers in technology, defense contracting, manufacturing, hospitality, retail and finance
- In her nationwide employment litigation practice, she defends employers against the full range of individual, collective and class action employment-related claims
- Recognized repeatedly as a leading lawyer by D Magazine and listed for several years by Chambers USA
- Frequent speaker and contributing writer to various employment CLE programs and publications
- Has co-chaired several committees of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation, including the Employment and Labor Relations Committee, and maintains an active profile in key professional and industry associations
- J.D. degree, high honors, University of Tennessee College of Law; B.A. degree, summa cum laude, Carson-Newman University
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