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Louisiana Workforce Commission Publishes Posters on Expanded Employee Pregnancy Accommodation Rights

Effective August 1, 2021, the Louisiana Employment Discrimination Law was amended to expressly require Louisiana employers with more than 25 employees to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with limitations arising from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, provided that such limitations are known to the employers.

Covered employers must provide written notice to new and existing employees of the obligations and rights set forth in the amended legislation. New employees must receive notice at the commencement of employment. Existing employees must have received written notice prior to December 1, 2021. Finally, written notice must be “conspicuously posted at an employer’s place of business in an area that is accessible to employees.” The Louisiana Workforce Commission has published a model notice in English and Spanish on its website.

© 2022, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., All Rights Reserved.National Law Review, Volume XI, Number 336
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Andrew P. Burnside, Ogletree Deakins, Employment Law Matters Lawyer, Trade Secrets Attorney
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Drew Burnside represents employers in federal and state courts, as well as federal and state administrative agencies, in employment law matters. Drew is admitted in Louisiana and Texas.

Drew has received an “AV” Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell and was on the editorial board of Tulane Maritime Law Journal at Tulane University. He is a chapter editor of and contributing author to The Family and Medical Leave Act treatise, published by BNA. Drew also was contributing author to The Developing Labor Law (3rd ed. BNA).

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Caroline E. Donze Labor Attorney Ogletree Deakins
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Caroline Donze was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She attended Louisiana State University for both her undergraduate and law degrees. She received the Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing in 2018 for her law review article, “Breaking the Seal of Confession: Examining the Constitutionality of the Clergy-Penitent Privilege in Mandatory Reporting Law.” Following federal clerkships at the district and appellate levels, she is excited to pursue a career in labor and employment law.

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