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Labor Law Update: Pregnant Worker Fairness Act (2023)

  • June 11, 2024
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • 70 South 7 (UAFS Location in FS's Bakery District)


  • Non-Members are welcome! Please use the Guest button to register.
  • This event is $25 WAHRA members who have paid their 2023 membership dues!

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Labor Law: Pregnant Worker Fairness Act

Christopher Hooks, JD, with Robertson, Beasley, Shipley & Robinson, PLLC, Fort Smith, AR

Join Christopher Hooks as he reviews the progress in America’s workplaces as we approach the one-year anniversary of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. Mr. Hooks will discuss the key aspects of the Act, including its provisions, legal requirements, and enforcement mechanisms.

Participants will gain the knowledge and skills needed to ensure compliance with the Act, protect the rights of pregnant workers, and create a supportive workplace environment.

Key Benefits

• Comprehensive understanding of PWFA’s implications for organizations and employees

• Holistic support for pregnant workers

• Heightened legal compliance and lower litigation risk

• Improved employee satisfaction and retention

• Enhanced reputation as a responsible and inclusive employer

Topics Covered

• Overview of the PWFA

• Legal requirements and compliance

• Reasonable accommodations

• The interactive process

• Pregnancy discrimination and retaliation

• Enforcement mechanisms

• Case studies and potential real-life examples

• Best practices for supporting pregnant employees

THIS SESSION is IN-PERSON only.  Remote attendance is not available. 

    Parking permits are not required.  Parking is available in a number of locations including the lots

    • On 6th street along the west side of the Bakery District building (across from Hanna Oil and Gas - FREE)
    • Adjacent to the National Cemetery (north edge) on Garland Avenue (FREE)
    • Adjacent to the ArcBest Corporation Performing Arts Center on the east side of Wheeler (FREE)
    • And for a nominal fee in metered spaces as well as in the parking garage at 715 Rogers Avenue.

    Labor Law Update has been submitted to SHRM and HRCI for their reviews. Approval is pending. 

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