Don't HR Alone #48 - Pregnant Worker Protections, and Premium Tax Credit Regs
Massachusetts Governor signs bipartisan pregnant worker protection law — STATE LAW
Governor Charlie Baker has signed H. 3680, “An Act Establishing the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act,” a bipartisan bill to extend protections to pregnant workers in the Commonwealth. The legislation will prohibit workplace and hiring discrimination related to pregnancy and nursing, and require employers to provide reasonable accommodations for expectant and new mothers in the workplace. This includes access to less strenuous workloads, altered work schedules, time off with or without pay and private nursing space. The law closes gaps in federal law for employers of six or more.
“This bipartisan legislation extends critical protections to women in the workplace and I thank the Legislature for their collaboration with advocates from both the women’s health and business communities,” said Governor Baker. “These provisions are important to expectant and working moms supporting their families and raising healthy children.”
Source:Governor’s Press Release, July 27, 2017, http://www.mass.gov/governor/press-office/press-releases/fy2018/bipartisan-pregnant-worker-protection-bill-signed.html.