Weekly catch-up

President Trump endorses the RAISE Act, which would clamp down on legal immigration. The RAISE Act legislation, among other things, would give immigration priority according to a skills-based "points" system and to individuals who speak English. If enacted in its current form, it would be expected to reduce legal immigration to the United States by about 50 percent. Will Krasnow of our Boston Office has an excellent summary here.

Massachusetts will require pregnancy accommodation starting next April. The state's new Pregnant Workers Fairness Act was signed into law on July 27 with bipartisan support. Among other things, employers will be expected to engage in the "interactive process" with pregnant workers who request accommodation, and to consider providing accommodations similar to those that apply in the context of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Connor Cobean of our Boston Office and office head Ellen Kearns have the details here.

PS - A big thank you to the Boston Office for going above and beyond the call of duty with these updates!

Image Credit: From flickr, Creative Commons license, by Jelene Morris. 

Robin Shea has 30 years' experience in employment litigation, including Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (including the Amendments Act). 
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