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Wyoming Pregnancy Laws

Friday, January 5th, 2007
Posted by Courtney

There are no specific Wyoming Pregnancy Laws that provide benefits or protect jobs for those who work for private companies and employers. In addition, employees of the State of Wyoming and other government agencies have no protection or benefits beyond the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). 

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Wisconsin Pregnancy Laws

Friday, January 5th, 2007
Posted by Courtney

Under Wisconsin Pregnancy Laws, workers who have built up any type of paid leave can use it to care for a newborn or newly adopted child as well as a seriously ill family member, including a spouse with a pregnancy-related disability or who is recovering from childbirth.

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West Virginia Pregnancy Laws

Friday, January 5th, 2007
Posted by Courtney

There are two main federal Pregnancy Laws that apply nationwide and guide West Virginia Pregnancy Laws, both of which have been passed in the last three decades.  The Pregnancy Discrimination Act was approved October 31, 1978, to amend Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit sex ... continue reading

Washington Pregnancy Laws

Friday, January 5th, 2007
Posted by Courtney

As in many states, federal laws, especially the Family and Medical Leave Act, directly guide the procedures for Washington Pregnancy Laws. When it comes to Washington Pregnancy Laws, workers may use paid leave to care for a newborn or newly adopted child as well as a seriously ill family member. ... continue reading

Virginia Pregnancy Laws

Friday, January 5th, 2007
Posted by Courtney

The state has no specific Virginia Pregnancy Laws guaranteeing job protection or benefits for parents who work for a private employer. Virginia state employees have no additional benefits under any Virginia Pregnancy Laws beyond the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. However, public employers are required to allow employees the ... continue reading

Vermont Pregnancy Laws

Friday, January 5th, 2007
Posted by Courtney

This northeastern state has some of the more extensive regulations governing Vermont Pregnancy Laws.  Private employers with 10 or more workers are required to give up to 12 weeks of leave per year for an employee’s pregnancy, to care for a newborn, or to care for a newly-adopted child under ... continue reading

Utah Pregnancy Laws

Friday, January 5th, 2007
Posted by Courtney

In my research on Utah Pregnancy Laws I found that the Utah has no state-level laws specifically guaranteeing job protection or benefits for new parents who work for a private company or business.  However, Utah state employees may get up to 12 months of unpaid medical leave, including leave for ... continue reading

Texas Pregnancy Laws

Friday, January 5th, 2007
Posted by Courtney

As is the case in many states, there are no specific Texas Pregnancy Laws guaranteeing job protection or benefits to parents who work in the private sector.  However, Texas Pregnancy Laws do give state employees up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the birth of a child or for ... continue reading

Tennessee Pregnancy Laws

Friday, January 5th, 2007
Posted by Courtney

Under Tennessee Pregnancy Laws, employers with 100 or more workers must provide female employees with four months of maternity leave for pregnancy, childbirth and nursing an infant. This regulation applies if the female employee has worked full-time for the company for at least 12 consecutive months. Female state employees are ... continue reading

South Dakota Pregnancy Laws

Friday, January 5th, 2007
Posted by Courtney

Other than the two main federal laws, South Dakota Pregnancy Laws do not specifically offer job protection or benefits for new parents who work for a private company.  South Dakota state employees have no additional benefits beyond the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. 

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South Carolina Pregnancy Laws

Friday, January 5th, 2007
Posted by Courtney

South Carolina Pregnancy Laws are guided, in part, by the Human Affairs Law that prohibits private companies with 15 or more employees from terminating an employee who takes leave for a pregnancy disability or to recover from childbirth.  The same law prohibits state employers with 15 or more employees from ... continue reading

Rhode Island Pregnancy Laws

Friday, January 5th, 2007
Posted by Courtney

Under Rhode Island Pregnancy Laws, employees of private companies are entitled to up to 30 weeks of benefits for maternity disability, if they have been medically certified as unable to work.  Rhode Island’s short-term disability program is financed by employee payroll tax deductions.  Private employers with at least 50 workers ... continue reading

Pennsylvania Pregnancy Laws

Friday, January 5th, 2007
Posted by Courtney

I have put together a brief summary of Pennsylvania Pregnancy Laws that may be of help to you.  First of all, there are two main federal laws that apply in this area.  The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) applies to businesses with 15 or more employees. It is meant to protect ... continue reading

Oregon Pregnancy Laws

Friday, January 5th, 2007
Posted by Courtney

Oregon Pregnancy Laws are some of the most comprehensive when it comes to benefits that go beyond the two main federal laws.  Private businesses with 25 or more employees must provide workers with 12 weeks of unpaid family and medical leave within any one-year period.  This leave can be for ... continue reading

Oklahoma Pregnancy Laws

Friday, January 5th, 2007
Posted by Courtney

There are no specific Oklahoma Pregnancy Laws guaranteeing job protection or benefits for new parents if they work for a private company. Oklahoma state employees have no additional benefits beyond the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. In my research I found that much of the information from the Oklahoma ... continue reading

Ohio Pregnancy Laws

Friday, January 5th, 2007
Posted by Courtney

The Buckeye State has no Ohio Pregnancy Laws guaranteeing job protection or benefits for new parents who work for a private business.  Ohio state employees are entitled to six weeks of leave upon the birth or adoption of a child.  This leave law for public sector workers must include four ... continue reading

North Dakota Pregnancy Laws

Friday, January 5th, 2007
Posted by Courtney

North Dakota Pregnancy Laws are not specific in guaranteeing job protection or benefits for new parents who work for a private employer. North Dakota state employees can receive four months of unpaid parental leave during any 12-month period. This 16 weeks of leave may be taken to care for the ... continue reading

North Carolina Pregnancy Laws

Friday, January 5th, 2007
Posted by Courtney

Most of the guidelines for North Carolina Pregnancy laws come from the two federal laws passed in the last three decades.  North Carolina has no specific pregnancy laws guaranteeing job protection or benefits for new parents who work for a private company.  North Carolina state employees have no additional benefits ... continue reading

New York Pregnancy Laws

Friday, January 5th, 2007
Posted by Courtney

New York Pregnancy Laws are somewhat limited in scope, but they are still more extensive than many state’s laws.  A pregnant worker must receive the same fringe benefits (including seniority accrual, sick leave, health, and medical coverage) received by employees for disabilities not related to pregnancy.  Under New York’s Human ... continue reading

New Mexico Pregnancy Laws

Friday, January 5th, 2007
Posted by Courtney

In my research on New Mexico Pregnancy Laws, I found that holiday pay, shift differentials, vacation pay or sick leave are not required to be offered to workers under any state-level New Mexico Pregnancy Laws. The state did establish At-Home Infant Care (AHIC) in the spring of 2004. 

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New Jersey Pregnancy Laws

Friday, January 5th, 2007
Posted by Courtney

Under New Jersey Pregnancy Laws, employees receive short-term disability benefits if they are unable to work because of a non-job related sickness, including pregnancy and recovery from childbirth.  The state’s Temporary Disability Insurance program is funded by contributions from both employers and employees.  The maximum length of benefits is 26 ... continue reading

New Hampshire Pregnancy Laws

Monday, December 18th, 2006
Posted by Courtney

In my research on New Hampshire Pregnancy Laws I found that private employers with six or more employees must allow a female employee to take time off from work for disability resulting from pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions. State employees are entitled to up to six months of unpaid ... continue reading

Nevada Pregnancy Laws

Monday, December 18th, 2006
Posted by Courtney

As is the case in many states, Nevada Pregnancy Laws mirror the federal laws passed in the last three decades.  Nevada has no specific laws guaranteeing job protection or benefits for new parents who work in the private sector.  Those who work for a government agency such as a county ... continue reading

Nebraska Pregnancy Laws

Monday, December 18th, 2006
Posted by Courtney

There are two major federal laws that provide guidelines for Nebraska Pregnancy Laws, because Nebraska is not one of the 11 states that have passed laws in addition to federal rules. Nebraska has no laws guaranteeing job protection or benefits for new parents who work for a private company. 

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Montana Pregnancy Laws

Monday, December 18th, 2006
Posted by Courtney

One of the main programs in the area of Montana Pregnancy Laws is At-Home Infant Care (AHIC).  Montana’s AHIC program was established in 2003, following a successful pilot program.  As it does in a few other states, AHIC provides benefits to lower income parents who provide full time care for ... continue reading

Missouri Pregnancy Laws

Monday, December 18th, 2006
Posted by Courtney

Hello and welcome to a brief summary of Missouri Pregnancy Laws.  I hope this short discussion will be of help to you.  Other than the main federal laws that govern every state, there is no state-level Missouri Pregnancy Laws guaranteeing job protection or benefits for new parents in the private ... continue reading

California Pregnancy Laws

Monday, December 18th, 2006
Posted by Courtney

In addition, to the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the Family Medical Leave Act, California Pregnancy Laws are quite extensive. California state employees are also covered by California’s Family Rights Act (CFRA), which follows the FMLA. An employer must provide up to four months disability leave for a woman who ... continue reading

Arkansas Pregnancy Laws

Monday, December 18th, 2006
Posted by Courtney

In my research on Arkansas Pregnancy Laws, I found that holiday pay, shift differentials, vacation pay or sick leave are not required to be offered to workers under Arkansas law.  According to the Arkansas Department of Labor, however, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (1993) requires some employers to ... continue reading

Arizona Pregnancy Laws

Monday, December 18th, 2006
Posted by Courtney

When thinking about Arizona Pregnancy Laws and the way in which they apply, it may be best to look first at the federal guidelines.  The first law to protect new parents was the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), an amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Before its passage, women ... continue reading

Alaska Pregnancy Laws

Monday, December 18th, 2006
Posted by Courtney

Alaska Pregnancy Laws are guided by federal law and by just a few specific state laws.  The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), a federal law, protects the pregnant employee from discriminatory actions that are based on her pregnant status.  It applies to employers with 15 or more employees.  In addition, the ... continue reading