On April 15, 2024, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released the long-awaited final regulations implementing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). The regulations will take effect on June 18, 2024. Read on for a summary of the additional clarity and guidance the regulations provide as to the scope and application of the PWFA.

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Photo of Katharine Barnes Katharine Barnes

Katie provides a pragmatic and thoughtful approach to a wide range of labor and employment-related issues. As a litigator, she defends employers facing litigation in federal and state court and arbitration venues including FINRA and JAMS, in wage and hour, wrongful termination, discrimination…

Katie provides a pragmatic and thoughtful approach to a wide range of labor and employment-related issues. As a litigator, she defends employers facing litigation in federal and state court and arbitration venues including FINRA and JAMS, in wage and hour, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and FMLA claims, as well as post-termination disputes including restrictive covenant enforcement (on both sides) and promissory note recovery actions.

Photo of Melissa Weiss Melissa Weiss

Melissa counsels companies, public entities, and educational institutions on all manner of labor and employment issues. She regularly defends employers in state and federal court against employment-related claims, including those under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment…

Melissa counsels companies, public entities, and educational institutions on all manner of labor and employment issues. She regularly defends employers in state and federal court against employment-related claims, including those under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and state discrimination suits. Melissa also advises companies on compliance-related issues that arise in the context of the purchase and sale of businesses.

Photo of Michael R. Phillips Michael R. Phillips

For over 25 years, Mike Phillips has been defending employers in labor and employment claims and helping them avoid litigation through sound and practical advice. Mike’s practice is nationwide.

Photo of Sarah Wake Sarah Wake

Sarah knows firsthand the complex legal and compliance challenges that corporations, colleges, and universities face, having served as external employment counsel, in-house counsel, and a diversity, equity, and inclusion business unit leader.