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    House Passes Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act in a 315-101 vote on May 14. The Senate will now consider the bill, which, if passed, will require employers to reasonably accommodate workers and job applicants who need accommodations due to pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions. Source Article More

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    Ask HR: Why Does My Male Colleague Earn More Than Me?

    Pay is a sensitive topic, but that doesn’t mean you can’t ask questions about it–especially if you suspect inequity. Plus, how can workers overcome age discrimination? SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, answers HR questions each week for USA Today. Source Article More

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    5th Circuit Revives Unequal Pay Claims

    The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals revived the unequal pay claims of a female food and beverage director at Omni Hotels based on the higher salaries of her male predecessors. Source Article More

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    EEOC Will Start Collecting EEO-1 Reports on April 26

    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will open its EEO-1 portal for 12 weeks beginning on April 26, the agency recently announced. Covered employers must submit EEO-1 reports each year about the number of employees who work for the business sorted by job category, race, ethnicity and sex. Source Article More

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    House Committee Advances Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

    Employers would have to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant workers and employees with pregnancy-related conditions under a bill that was recently advanced by the U.S. House of Representatives Education and Labor Committee. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA)—H.R. 1065—would provide workplace protections for pregnant workers, including the right to seek reasonable accommodations to help them […] More

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