2023 New Federal Laws Provide Protection for Pregnant and Nursing Mothers

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President Biden signed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) and the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers (PUMP Act) into law in December 2022. The new laws require employers to make reasonable accommodations for pregnancy and childbirth related conditions, including providing break time for nursing mothers.

This issue of HR Insights summarizes the requirements of the new laws and provides a side-by-side comparison of them to the MA Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (MA PWFA), which is very similar to the new federal laws.

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