Baby on Board:
Pregnancy and Parenting in the Workplace

Pregnant Employee

These days, the rules on accommodations, benefits, pay, leave and return are complex (and rapidly changing) for all employees … but especially so for workers who are parents or are pregnant.

  • Do pregnant employees earn special accommodations in this COVID-19 environment? Can they demand extra leave?
  • When must you provide leave to workers with young children?
  • Can you require these workers to return to work after state lockdowns are lifted … even if they have no childcare options?

Every HR professional needs to get up to speed on the new laws, court rulings and best practices for accommodating expectant mothers and parents with school-aged kids. Compliance mistakes are expensive. One company paid a $185 million jury verdict for getting their maternity-leave policy wrong.

On Friday, June 5, discover the changes needed NOW to your policies and practices regarding expectant employees and parents.

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Organizations have struggled to comply with a Supreme Court precedent requiring light-duty accommodations for pregnant workers. And the brand-new leave rights in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act makes your decisions even more difficult for pregnant workers and employees with kids in school.

This webinar will explain how to properly handle challenges such as:

  • How to navigate the array of state and federal laws and legal requirements – including the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • When you must offer leave (both paid and unpaid) under the new FFCRA – and when you can say "no"
  • When you can require pregnant workers or parents with kids to return to work after the state lockdowns. (What if they have no childcare options?)
  • The type of pregnancy-related ailments (morning sickness, etc.) that are considered FMLA "serious conditions" or ADA "disabilities"
  • How to avoid pregnancy-bias claims during recruiting and layoffs
  • "Reasonable" accommodation for pregnant employees and new mothers in light of the new Supreme Court decision
  • Real-world scenarios on light-duty assignments, parental leave and lactating employees that you can apply to your own workplace right away
  • The 6 best practices on pregnancy- and parent-related issues that will keep you out of court
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Plus, get all your specific questions answered by an expert in the field, attorney Lara de Leon of top employment law firm Constangy, Brooks, Smith and Prophete.

Now is a CRITICAL time to avoid mistakes with pregnant employees! There's a brand-new employee-leave law … the recession has fueled increased litigation … and the EEOC continues to actively pursue pregnancy discrimination lawsuits against employers.

Join us June 5 to train yourself and your supervisors how to make the right decisions and stay out of court!



Pat DiDomenico, Editorial Director
The HR Law Weekly

book coverP.S. Registration Bonus. Babies are cute, but landing in court because you messed up your maternity leave policy or decisions is not. Our new special report, Maternity Leave Laws, explains what you must do – and what you can't do (or say) – under federal anti-discrimination and maternity leave laws, as well as state maternity leave statutes. You'll also get a free sample maternity leave policy you can customize for your own company.

The HR Law Weekly newsletterP.P.S. Extra Added Bonus. You'll also receive 5 issues of The HR Law Weekly newsletter. Every Wednesday, our team of attorneys and HR pros reviews the latest case law and regulations that may impact you. We'll also show you how to "lawsuit-proof" your HR practices – from avoiding handbook mistakes to training managers on hiring and firing the right way, and much more. To make sure you continue to benefit from this advice, we'll keep The HR Law Weekly coming for just $79/quarter until you tell us "no, thanks."

100% GuaranteeP.P.P.S. We promise you'll be satisfied. If Baby on Board fails to meet your needs in any way, we will refund 100% of your tuition – no hassles, no questions asked. Your conference materials, 5 issues of The HR Law Weekly and registration bonus are yours to keep.

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About Your Speaker:


Lara de Leon is a partner with the employment law firm Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete. Her extensive legal career has involved representing companies of all sizes, across many industries, in all aspects of employment law. Lara has successfully defended clients in the courtroom, before administrative agencies, and on appeal. In addition to litigation, Lara has spent her two-plus decades of experience partnering with clients to counsel them through complex issues involving discrimination, retaliation, accommodation, and wage and hour compliance. Lara has also developed a passion for guiding clients through high-stakes matters involving pay equity, harassment, leave of absence and accommodations. Lara is licensed in both California and Texas, and is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

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  • Friday, June 5th
  • 1 - 2:15 p.m. ET
  • 10 - 11:15 a.m. PT

Since this is a webinar, you and your entire staff can attend in the comfort of your office or conference room for one low price! You may include as many people as you wish while listening on a single phone line or computer. Contact us for multi-site discounts.