Federal Agencies Update Workplace Posters for Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
Following passage of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act in December 2022, federal agencies have updated several of their workplace posters for businesses to display when the new law goes into effect June 27.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released a revised “Know Your Rights” poster (dated June 27, 2023) to include information about the protections under the law. Note that only “entities holding federal contracts or subcontracts or federally assisted construction contracts of more than $10,000” must display the poster at their workplace(s), according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) website.
There is no specific deadline to display the new poster, but the agency advises employers to remove the old poster and display the new one within a reasonable amount of time. More information on the revised poster can be found on the EEOC website.
Additionally, DOL’s poster titled “Your Rights Under the Family and Medical Leave Act,” which was updated in April 2023, must be displayed by “private sector employers who employ 50 or more employees in 20 or more work weeks and who are engaged in commerce or in any industry or activity affecting commerce, including joint employers and successors of covered employers.”
Finally, DOL’s poster on “Employee Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA),” which was also revised in April 2023, must be displayed by every “private, federal, state and local government employer employing any employee subject to the FLSA.”