Governor Baker signed the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act into law on July 27, 2017.  The new law, effective April 1, 2018, expands the Massachusetts’ nondiscrimination law covering private employers with six or more employees to prohibit discrimination based on pregnancy or based on a condition related to pregnancy such as lactation.

For an overview of the new law, be sure to read Issue 4, HR Insights by clicking here.