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Federal, state experts to present webinar on rights of expectant, new mothers in Texas workplaces

Will discuss protected leave, discrimination, nursing mothers

Who:             U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division

                        U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau

                        U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

                        Texas Department of State Health Services

What:             “Working Mothers: What to Expect from Your Employer When You’re Expecting” webinar

When:            June 22, 2023, 12 p.m. CDT

Where:           Register online for the webinar

Background: The U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is presenting an online webinar to review the rights of new and expecting mothers to workplace protections. Presenters from the department’s Wage and Hour Division and its Women’s Bureau, the EEOC and the Texas Department of State Health Services will provide information to workers, worker advocates and other stakeholders on federal and state laws that protect pregnant women and new mothers from workplace discrimination, allow for time off for a child’s birth or adoption and make certain nursing mothers have breaks to express breast milk while at work.

There is no cost to attend but registration is recommended.

The department offers fact sheets on Birth and Bonding and Job-Protected Leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Learn more about the Wage and Hour Division or learn more about the Women’s Bureau.

Wage and Hour Division
June 20, 2023
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Media Contact: Juan Rodriguez
Media Contact: Chauntra Rideaux
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