New Pregnancy Protections Regulations in the Workplace for 2024! How Should Employers Comply?

Date: June 05, 2024
Time: 03:00 PM ET
Duration: 90 Minutes
Speaker: Margie Faulk
CEU Credits : 1.5 HRCI



On April 15, 2024, the EEOC issued its final regulation and interpretive guidance (“PWFA Regulations”) for the enforcement of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (“PWFA”), a law that took effect in June 2023. The PWFA supplements existing federal anti-discrimination law by requiring covered employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified employees or applicants with known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions absent an undue hardship on the employer. The final regulation will go into effect on June 18, 2024.

This rule provides additional protection for nearly 2.8 million pregnant workers each year, especially Black women and other women of color who are more likely to work during their pregnancy and live in states without pregnancy accommodation laws.

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to provide reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for their nursing child for one year after the child’s birth each time such employee needs to express the milk. Employees are entitled to a place to pump at work, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public.


Why should you attend?

Employers should review their handbooks and other policies to ensure that they are updated to comply with these changes. In addition, employers should educate their supervisors and managers about the changes in the law to help avoid inadvertent missteps in the future.


Session Highlights:

  • Learn what the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) is and the requirements
  • Learn how the PWFA mandates employers to follow reasonable accommodation regulations.
  • Learn what an eligible employee is.
  • Learn what an eligible Employers is.
  • Learn what the enforcement is for Employers’ who violate the PWFA.
  • Learn when allegations of violating the PWFA start.
  • Learn how Employers need to provide reasonable accommodation options to candidates and employees.
  • Learn what the Interactive Process is.
  • Learn how you can track the Interactive Process to avoid litigation and court settlements.
  • Learn examples of what reasonable accommodations are allowed.
  • Learn what Other Medical Conditions are included in the PWFA.
  • Learn what constitutes an Undue Hardship for Employers to be exempt.
  • Learn how states are managing the state regulations around pregnancy protections.
  • Learn how the PUMP Act and Pregnant Workers Fairness Act help employees and have challenges for Employers.
  • Learn what the requirements are for the federal regulations and when they are effective.
  • Learn how Employers need to make changes to employee handbooks and policies to comply with the new regulations.
  • Learn how training managers and supervisors will help Employers comply with the new regulations.


Who should attend ?

  • All Employers
  • Business Owners
  • Company Leadership
  • Compliance professionals
  • HR Professionals
  • Managers/Supervisors


Margie Faulk

Margie Faulk, PHR, SHRM-CP is a senior level compliance officer and human resources professional with over 15 years of HR management and compliance experience. A current Compliance Officer for HR Compliance Solutions, LLC, Margie, has worked as an HR Compliance advisor for major corporations and small businesses in the small, large, private, public, Non-profit sectors and International compliance.

Margie has provided small to large businesses with risk management strategies that protect companies and reduces potential workplace fines and penalties from violation of employment regulations. Margie is bilingual (Spanish) fluent and Bi-cultural.


This webinar has been approved for 1.5 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®,SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).