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Jasmina defends employers against claims of workplace discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and wage & hour claims in state court, federal court, and arbitration. Additionally, she assists employers in administrative complaints and investigations. Jasmina also assists employers with pre-litigation negotiation and resolution of employee disputes.

On April 19, 2024, the EEOC unveiled its final rule implementing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). This regulation goes into effect June 18, 2024. This final rule requires covered employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified employees for known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

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Continue Reading EEOC Unveils its Final Rule Implementing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

On August 11, 2023, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published proposed regulations in the Federal Register for implementing the PWFA. The EEOC has invited the public to comment on the proposed regulations during a comment period that will close on October 10, 2023. While the regulations are proposed, PWFA has been in full effect since June 27, 2023.Continue Reading EEOC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Implement the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA)

In 2019 California enacted Assembly Bill 51 (AB51) that would impose criminal sanctions on employers who required employees to sign arbitration agreements as a condition of employment. From there, this highly controversial law has followed a circuitous route.Continue Reading A Win for California Employers: Employers Can Require Their Employees to Sign Arbitration Agreements as a Condition of Employment

Where previous protections offered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 fell short, employees were left to make hard choices between quitting their jobs or working in a position that did not fully accommodate their medical needs while pregnant or after giving birth.  Although some state laws fill those needs, many states do not provide any protection. During 2022, two important protections were signed into law by President Joe Biden: the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, and the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act. The new protections put in place by these acts ensure that pregnant employees will not suffer because of their pregnancy, but instead be provided the proper and necessary time off and accommodations after giving birth.Continue Reading New Federal Protections for Pregnant Workers

On October 20, 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) unveiled a new version of the “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal” poster which updates and replaces the previous “EEO is the Law” poster. This poster also supersedes an October 19, 2022, version of the “Know Your Rights” poster.

Covered employers are required to