Volume 17, Issue 5
March 21, 2018
Just last year, the Nevada Legislature passed two statutes addressing pregnancy and its aftermath in the workplace. The Nevada Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act applies to employers of 15 or more employees. The Act expands an employer’s obligations to accommodate pregnant female employees and applicants as well as those who are suffering from a condition related to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical or mental condition. The new guidelines say pregnancy-related conditions can now be considered disabilities for which the employee is entitled to accommodations at work, not unlike under the American With Disabilities Act. These may include such items as light duty work, even if the employee hasn’t been injured on the job. The Legislature also enacted a new statute promoting lactation, which requires most employers to provide an appropriate location for a mother to pump breast milk.
In this Workshop, we will address the statutory overview of the Act and the notice obligations imposed on employers. We will also discuss many important issues regarding the complaint process and damages in addition to the new guidelines for pregnancy-related medical conditions…in other words, what to expect when your employees are expecting!
This Workshop will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Cili Restaurant at Bali Hai Golf Course. The program will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., including a question and answer session.
The Workshop is complimentary for all current KZA clients and available to non-clients for a nominal, prepaid registration fee of $25.00. Refreshments will be provided. We have also applied to make CLE and HR credit available for this program.
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