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1 Beyond the Land of 10,000 Lakes – Accommodation of Pregnancy Presented by Howard B. Tarkow Maslon LLP March 18, 2015

2 Minnesota – Ahead of the Curve Connecticut New Jersey Maryland West Virginia Delaware Hawaii Louisiana Alaska Texas California

3 Minnesota – Ahead of the Curve Providence, RI Philadelphia New York City Central Falls, RI

4 © 2014 Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand, LLP ©2015 Maslon LLP State Statutes Requiring Reasonable Accommodations to Pregnant Employees with Medical Needs (As of December, 2014) Alaska  Alaska Stat. § (2013) California  Cal. Gov’t Code § (Deering 2012) Connecticut  Conn. Gen. Stat. § 46a-60(a)(7) (2011) Delaware  S.B. 212, 147th Gen. Assemb. (Del. 2014) Minnesota – Ahead of the Curve

5 © 2014 Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand, LLP ©2015 Maslon LLP Hawaii  Haw. Code R. § (LexisNexis 1990) Illinois  775 Ill. Comp. Stat. 5/2-102 (2014) Louisiana  La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 23:342 (1997) Maryland  Md. Code Ann., State Gov’t § (LexisNexis 2013) New Jersey  N.J. Stat. Ann. § 10:5-12(s) (West 2013) Texas  Tex. Loc. Gov’t Code Ann. § (West 2001) West Virginia  W. Va. Code §§ 5-11B-1 to -7 (2014) Minnesota – Ahead of the Curve

6 © 2014 Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand, LLP ©2015 Maslon LLP Municipalities Requiring Reasonable Accommodations to Pregnant Employees with Medical Needs (As of December, 2014) Central Falls, R.I.  Central Falls, R.I. Rev. Ordinance § 12-5 New York City  N.Y.C. Admin. Code § 8-107(22) (2013) Philadelphia  Phila. Pa., Code § (2014) Providence, R.I.  Code of Ordinances of the City of Providence Section Minnesota – Ahead of the Curve

7 Time to express Modified schedules Job restructuring Leave of absence Transfer to vacant job Time to sit Extended breaks Examples of Accommodations

8 © 2014 Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand, LLP ©2015 Maslon LLP How about federal law? Elsewhere?

9 © 2014 Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand, LLP ©2015 Maslon LLP “(W)omen affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions shall be treated the same for all employment-related purposes, including receipt of benefits under fringe benefit programs, as other persons not so affected but similar in their ability or inability to work ….” Pregnancy Discrimination Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e(k)

10 © 2014 Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand, LLP ©2015 Maslon LLP Pending...

11 © 2014 Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand, LLP ©2015 Maslon LLP Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc. Needs the Same Accommodation Accommodating Lifting Restriction

12 Thank you! Beyond the Land of 10,000 Lakes – Accommodation of Pregnancy


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