Speaking Engagement:

CalPELRA 2013 Annual Conference | The Family-Friendly Workplace: New Laws and Regulations Protecting Pregnant Women and Working Mothers

Event Information


Wednesday, November 20, 2013


3:05 - 4:35 p.m.


Portola Hotel & Spa
Monterey, CA


Sponsored By:

California Public Employers Labor Relations Association (CALPELRA)
38th Annual Conference (November 18-22, 2013)

KMTG Presenters:

David W. Tyra
Laura A. Izon

Presentation Overview:

On December 30, 2012, California adopted new regulations governing pregnancy disability leave.  These new regulations follow several other recent changes to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, federal Fair Labor Standards Act, California Fair Employment and Housing Act, and California Family Rights Act all designed to provide protections in the workplace for pregnant women and new mothers.  Ensuring compliance with these changes in law not only will avoid potential significant liability for public employers, but also will serve to promote a “family-friendly” working environment, an issue of increasing importance for working women.

This interactive session will address the recent changes in the law and provide the following learning objectives:

  • The new method for calculating pregnancy leave entitlement;
  • An expanded definition of “disabled due to pregnancy;”
  • Use of job transfers or other methods to accommodate a woman disabled due to pregnancy;
  • Lactation accommodation under the FLSA; and
  • The expansion of sexual harassment protections to include breast feeding and related medical conditions.

For additional information, please visit CALPELRA's website.