On April 9th, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin signed into law the Kentucky Pregnant Workers Act (“KPWA”), which amends the existing Kentucky Civil Rights Act. The KPWA amendment, which takes effect on June 27, 2019, will require Kentucky employers with 15 or more employees to (1) provide reasonable accommodations for pregnancy, childbirth, and related conditions (including lactation); and (2) post and distribute specific written notices explaining the statutory amendments. The KPWA significantly expands employers’ obligations and subjects them to heightened scrutiny for compliance—even surpassing existing requirements under federal anti-discrimination statutes and caselaw. To learn how far your new obligations may extend, please plan to attend our complimentary one-hour webinar.
Jennifer counsels and represents private and public employers in all areas of labor and employment law. In addition, she frequently works with employers to customize and present in-house training programs to educate employees and supervisors about employment laws and workplace policies. Please click here to learn more about Jennifer.
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