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Larenz Jones is an associate in the Labor Department and a member of the Employment Litigation & Counseling Group.

On April 19, 2024, the EEOC published its final rule regarding the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (“PWFA”). The PWFA requires covered employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified employees or candidates with a known limitation related to pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions absent undue hardship.

The final rule effectively tracks the proposed rule, which

Effective November 26, 2023, the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) is amended to extend anti-discrimination protection based on height and weight.

As previously reported, the amendment prohibits discrimination in employment, housing and access based on an individual’s height or weight. For employers covered by the NYCHRL, the law now prohibits, among other