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New Workplace Protections For Pregnant And Nursing Moms

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 (“CAA”) (the $1.7 trillion government funding bill) includes provisions that provide Federal workplace protections for pregnant and nursing moms.[1] When President Biden signed the CAA on December 29, 2022, two new laws went into effect: the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) and the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (PUMP Act). The PUMP Act took effect immediately, while the PWFA will not go into effect until June 2023. Some of the key questions Iowa employers may have are answered below.

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