Intro to the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Webinar Training

April 7, 2023

The newly passed workers’ rights bill, The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), establishes clear requirements for employers to offer the workplace changes pregnant employees need so they can continue working while maintaining a healthy pregnancy. In order to equip attorneys with the knowledge and resources they need to leverage the PWFA in securing accommodations for their clients, WorkLife Law is proud to offer a webinar series in partnership with the ACLU and the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA).


PUMP Act Briefing from WorkLife Law and Partners

April 6, 2023

The Providing Urgent Maternal Protections (“PUMP”) for Nursing Mothers Act is a significant step forward for the workplace protections of lactating parents. Yet, the journey continues as we move into the implementation phase of this new policy. Check out this briefing from WorkLife Law and partners to learn about the law’s protections, the impact it will have on employers and workers, and next steps to secure protections for every worker who needs them.


Pregnancy Accommodations Explained

March 13, 2023

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Our new resource: Pregnancy Accommodations Explained explains the reasons employees need changes at work because of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, and it identifies different reasonable accommodations that may help. Our new detailed guide may be useful to workers, HR professionals, and lawyers.  


New Explainer on the PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act

January 12, 2023

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The Providing Urgent Maternal Protections (“PUMP”) for Nursing Mothers Act expands and strengthens the rights of breastfeeding employees to receive break time and private space for pumping breast milk during the workday. WorkLife Law is proud to have been a leader in the fight to win these new workplace protections for lactating parents. Learn more about the law in this Explainer from the Center for WorkLife Law and partners.


Center for WorkLife Law Celebrates Historic Legislative Wins for Breastfeeding Families

December 22, 2022

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The Providing Urgent Maternal Protections (PUMP) for Nursing Mothers Act and the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) both passed the Senate with bipartisan support today as amendments to the omnibus spending package! This was the last major hurdle for both pieces of legislation and a huge victory for mothers and families. The Center for WorkLife Law’s report Exposed: Discrimination Against Breastfeeding Workers, provided the rallying cry for the PUMP Act by revealing key gaps in existing federal law.


Bill to Protect Family Caregivers Introduced in U.S. Senate

November 30, 2022


The Protecting Family Caregivers from Discrimination Act (S.5136) which would prohibit workplace discrimination against employees with family caregiving responsibilities, was reintroduced today by U.S. Senator Cory Booker. This legislation has the potential to promote economic, health, and gender equity by ensuring that common life events, like becoming a parent or tending to a sick relative, don’t cause families to fall into poverty.




WorkLife Law Welcomes New Caregiver Discrimination Legal Fellow

November 29, 2022


The Center for WorkLife Law is pleased to welcome Joe St. James as a Caregiver Discrimination Legal Fellow. Joe will work to assist those with caregiver responsibilities facing discrimination in the workplace, as well as conduct policy research on caregiver discrimination nationwide for the Center.


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