Update procedures for new laws protecting pregnancy-related conditions, nursing

By Anjali Patel, Esq., cyberFEDS® Legal Editor Washington Bureau

IN FOCUS: Agencies must “update and revise” their accommodation procedures to comply with two new laws protecting pregnant workers and new mothers — the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections (PUMP) for Nursing Mothers Act, Federal Practice Group Debra D’Agostino told cyberFEDS® in an exclusive interview.

Congress passed these laws as part of the omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of FY 2023 at the end of 2022.