Avitus Group Releases Compliance Guide on Reasonable Accommodation Law for Pregnant Employees; Colorado Law Protects Individuals with Pregnancy Related Conditions

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The Colorado Law for Pregnant Employees Takes Effect on 08.10.16 and Aims to Provide Reasonable Accommodations to a Pregnant Job Applicant or an Employee for Conditions Related to Pregnancy or Childbirth

New Colorado Law for Pregnant Employees
The Avitus Group Reasonable Accommodation Law for Pregnant Employees Compliance Guide is designed to help business owners within the state of Colorado easily understand the new regulation.

Avitus Group is releasing a compliance guide to businesses across Colorado in an effort to educate employers impacted by the new Reasonable Accommodation Law for Pregnant Employees that takes effect on August 10th, 2016. The new law is called the Colorado Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and is an amendment to the Colorado Anti Discrimination Act or CADA. It requires employers to accommodate medical conditions and limitations stemming from pregnancy that may not separately qualify as disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It protects individuals with conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related condition without requiring that the conditions be disabling. All Colorado employers are required to make reasonable accommodations and accommodate employees unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship to the employer.

“The Accommodation Law focuses on protecting individuals with pregnancy related conditions and will allow for women who are pregnant to have more frequent or longer break periods, as well as restroom, food and water breaks. Modified work schedules, assistance with manual labor, modification of equipment or seating and limitation on lifting is also addressed in this new law. There are many factors to consider with this new regulation and Avitus Group makes sure our Colorado clients are trained so that they can be in compliance with the new changes," says Avitus Group's Denver-based Regional Human Resources Manager Dawn Wilson.

The Reasonable Accommodation Law for Pregnant employees also calls for a temporary transfer to a less strenuous or hazardous position if available. For more information on the Reasonable Accommodation Law, Avitus Group invites businesses to review the Avitus Group Reasonable Accommodation Law for Pregnant Employees Compliance Guide.

“Avitus Group’s goal is to help businesses simplify, strengthen and grow, and when it comes to government regulation and HR law, simplify is the key. The Avitus Group Reasonable Accommodation Law for Pregnant Employees Compliance Guide is designed to help business owners within the state of Colorado easily understand the new regulation so that they can provide a safe and fair environment for their employees to work in,” says Avitus Group Public Relations Manager Dianne Parker.

Avitus Group is a worldwide company that simplifies, strengthens and grows businesses by providing 'back office' support (Payroll, accounting, taxes, recruiting, information technology, human resources and much more.) When a business uses Avitus Group, all of the necessary yet burdensome functions of the business become Avitus Group's responsibility, so the business can focus on what it does best. Avitus Group serves clients nationwide through regional office locations from coast to coast. The company also serves international clients through partner locations in Europe, Canada, China, England, India, Japan and Singapore.

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