Whitepaper – U.S. Pregnancy Leave Guide: A State by State Look at Pregnancy Leave Legislation
With more and more women of childbearing age in the workforce, pregnancy and the leaves of absence associated with pregnancy are something that all employers need to account for in their workforce management strategies. A critical component of this is understanding the many pieces of federal and state legislation that address pregnancy in the workplace.
The purpose of this whitepaper is to help:
• Define federal pregnancy legislation, starting with anti-discrimination laws and then moving on to job and benefit protection, and reinstatement rights
• Clarify current state legislation, including a state by state comparison of requirements, entitlements and benefits
• Overview the movement for wage replacement for pregnancy
• Review employers’ legal obligations when providing leave for pregnancy