The American with Disabilities Act Amendments took effect in January 2009, but the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines for the legislation were not issued until this past March. Coupled with health care reform rules, the implications for pregnant women and new moms in the workplace may be significant.
By Lisa Beyer
ew regulations under health care reform, combined with the American with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, or ADAAA, should have a positive impact upon pregnant women and new moms in the workplace—and their employers.
According to the U.S. Labor Department, 80 percent of the more than 26 million working women will become pregnant at some point in their careers. And, according to the website Happy Worker, 55 percent of women with a child under the age of 1 will choose to return to work after giving birth.
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