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Massachusetts Senate Passes Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

The Massachusetts Senate has unanimously voted to pass “An Act Establishing the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act” (“MPWFA”) in an effort to make sure that pregnant and nursing employees receive the same protections under Mass. Gen. Laws Chapter 151B as do other protected classes of employees. The bill, which had previously unanimously passed in the … Continue Reading

Utah Law Bars Discrimination Against Nursing Mothers

On March 23, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed a bill that prohibits discrimination against employees who breastfeed at work. The bill modified the Utah Antidiscrimination Act to make clear that discrimination based on “pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions” also includes breastfeeding or medical conditions related to breastfeeding. According to the bill’s sponsor, the measure was … Continue Reading
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