January 14, 2020 / 10:04 PM / 14 days ago

House panel advances bipartisan bill to require pregnancy accommodations

A U.S. House of Representatives committee on Tuesday approved a bill supported by business groups that would require employers to provide accommodations such as leave and breaks from heavy lifting to pregnant workers, teeing it up for a floor vote.

The House’s Committee on Education and Labor voted 29-17, with several Republicans joining the committee’s Democratic members, to advance the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.

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