The latest episode of the Verrill Voices podcast, featuring labor and employment attorney Joanna Bowers, discusses the new Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which imposes new obligations and requirements on employers that employers must be aware of and be prepared to address as soon as April 1, 2018. The new law addresses three broad obligations for employers: it prohibits discrimination on the basis of pregnancy and pregnancy related conditions; requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant employees and applicants; and requires employers to provide employees notice of their right to be free from discrimination and their right to reasonable accommodations.

Within the podcast, Joanna provides more information regarding each obligation, who it applies to, and examples of and best practices for compliance.

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