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The Pregnancy Discrimination Act Was Amended. What Does This Mean for You?
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act Was Amended. What Does This Mean for You?

Federal law prohibiting pregnancy discrimination was amended for the first time since 1978. Starting mid-2023, pregnant workers must now be afforded the same workplace accommodations that workers receive under federal disability protections. Congress passed the Pregnant ...

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