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Worsinger Authors Article Describing California’s Recently Enacted Laws for Pregnant Workers

Essay Appears in The Daily Journal

January 16, 2013

Laura P. Worsinger, senior counsel in the Firm’s Los Angeles office whose practice focuses on trade issues and employment matters, contributed an article to The Daily Journal that addresses state and federal regulations governing workplace treatment of pregnant workers.

The article, “What to expect when your employees are expecting,” references the state of California’s year-end 2012 enactment of a host of new regulations that expand the rights not only of pregnant employees but those who are “perceived” to be pregnant. In the article, Worsinger provides employers guidelines for appropriate behavior with pregnant workers (what questions not to ask, what actions not to take, what colloquialisms not to use) and outlines correct—and legally proper—ways to welcome a new mother (or father) back to the workplace.

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