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In the HR world, it's important to keep up with compliance issues and new laws taking effect. I caught up with Seth Turner, CSO of Absencesoft, a leave and accommodation management software, and he reveals everything employers and employees need to know about the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.

What is the Pregnant Worker's Fairness Act (PWFA) and when did it take effect?

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, or PWFA, is a U.S. federal law that took effect on June 27, 2023 and makes pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions a covered disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Specifically, private and public sector employers with at least 15 employees are now required to provide reasonable accommodations to workers with known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

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