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Treasury & Risk sister publication BenefitsPRO recently caught up with Seth Turner of Absencesoft, a leave and accommodation management software provider, to uncover everything employers and employees need to know about the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.

BenefitsPRO:  What is the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), and when did it take effect?

Seth Turner:  The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, or PWFA, is a U.S. federal law that took effect on June 27, 2023. It makes pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions a covered disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Specifically, private- and public-sector employers with at least 15 employees are now required to provide reasonable accommodations to workers with known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

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