Category Archives: Pregnancy

May 22, 2017  |   By Jay Musselwhite →

When an Employee Suffers a Loss: Is Bereavement Leave Required?

In March 2017, bills were introduced to the House and Senate that would include the death of a child as a qualifying event under the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). Parents who are eligible employees who work for qualified employers could take up to twelve (12) weeks of unpaid leave to mourn the loss of a child. In the meantime, there are few if any     Continue reading

Posted in Best HR Practices, Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Featured, General Business, Pregnancy, Respectful Workplace   |  

Jan 29, 2016  |   By Todd Stanton →

“Pregnancy Accommodation: Avoiding the Workplace Baby Blues”

An employee tells you she is pregnant. After the initial rush of happiness and congratulations, is there anything else to consider? “No problem,” you say, “she’ll work as usual. If she needs time off for a doctor’s appointment, no big deal. When she’s on maternity leave, we’ll hire a temp.” But what happens if she is unable to perform her usual job functions due to     Continue reading

Posted in Americans with Disabilities Act, Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Featured, Pregnancy   |  

Aug 11, 2014  |   By Elizabeth Sigler →

New EEOC Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues

Last month the EEOC published new enforcement guidance on the application of federal laws prohibiting discrimination to pregnant employees in the workplace. The agency takes the position that employers must reasonably accommodate certain temporary impairments arising out of pregnancy that may be considered “disabilities” under the Americans with Disabilities Act. It further states that a failure to make such accommodation implicates not only the ADA,     Continue reading

Posted in Americans with Disabilities Act, Discrimination, Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Featured, Pregnancy   |  

May 29, 2013  |   By Millennium Benefits Consulting →

Health Care Reform – What Does It Mean to You?

Over the past few years, employees across the country have been raising questions about health care reform and how it will impact them. The following communication has been created to help inform and educate employees about the possible changes that may affect them in the future. What is Health Care Reform?  The Affordable Care Act was passed by Congress and then signed into law by     Continue reading

Posted in Benefits and Benefits Administration, Best HR Practices, Featured, General Business, Pregnancy, Worker Classification   |  

Apr 19, 2012  |   By Felicia Crawford-Smith →

HR Insider: Pregnancy & the ADA

I recently had lunch with a friend who is happily expecting her first child. While this is certainly an exciting time for her and her husband, she couldn’t help but be anxious about her company’s attitude concerning her pregnancy and the new arrival. Specifically, when she asked the company’s HR Manager about her options for time off before and after delivery, the Manager told her     Continue reading

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