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Kentucky 'Pregnant Workers Act' To Go Into Effect


The Pregnant Workers Act becomes law in Kentucky on June 27. It was passed as Senate Bill 18 on the final day of the 2019 Kentucky General Assembly session and is expected to impact thousands of local businesses in Northern Kentucky.

With the newly adopted legislation, signed into law in April by Governor Matt Bevin, employers will be liable for not providing reasonable accommodations to employees for pregnancy, childbirth or a related medical condition.

Businesses must also post notices of employees' rights on these matters and offer written notices to all new employees.

What impact will this have on area businesses, and which ones are required to comply? What are the risks of non-compliance?

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss are Erigo Employer Solutions CEO Charlie Vance and DBL Law employment law attorney Katie Cassidy Tranter.

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Michael Monks brings a broad range of experience to WVXU-FM as the host of Cincinnati Edition, Cincinnati Public Radio's weekday news and information talk show.