NE State Updates - 2015 Jan 02 No.01

On April 13, 2015, Gov. Ricketts signed LB 627 into law. The new law revises the state’s fair employment practices. Effective 90 days after the state’s legislative session ends (which is expected June 5, 2015), employers with 15 or more employees will be prohibited from discriminating against employees who are pregnant, have given birth or have related medical conditions. Employers must provide a reasonable accommodation unless it would cause an undue hardship for the employer. Reasonable accommodations include time off to recover from childbirth, more frequent or longer breaks, assistance with manual labor, job restructuring, light-duty assignments, modified work schedules, break time and appropriate facilities for breast feeding or expressing breast milk, temporary transfers to less strenuous or hazardous work and acquisition of equipment for sitting.

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