NJ's New Pregnancy Law And How It Affects Employers

Law360, New York (January 28, 2014, 5:20 PM EST) -- On Jan. 21, 2014, Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation requiring employers in New Jersey to provide accommodations to female employees who are “affected by pregnancy,” regardless of whether those employees are “disabled” and whether the requested accommodations are necessary for the employees to perform the essential functions of their jobs.

The newly-enacted law obligates employers to provide pregnant employees with special treatment and comfort-based accommodations that are unavailable to other employees, including nonpregnant employees who are disabled. This development reflects an impactful milestone in the evolution...
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