New Jersey's New Pregnancy Discrimination Law

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On January 21st Governor Christie signed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act which expands the anti-discrimination protections of New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD) to those who are pregnant or have recently given birth, and, among other things, requires employers to provide pregnant workers with accommodations such as bathroom breaks, the ability to carry a water bottle, rest periods, or modifying duties or schedules so that they can avoid strenuous or hazardous work. The LAD applies to every New Jersey Employer regardless of size.