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    Pregnant Workers & New Parents Law Changes

    Date: February 14, 2024, 8:00am – 9:30am
    North Star SHRM Board

    Meeting ID: 967 4999 2528
    Free to chapter members
    Event Type:
    Chapter Meeting
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    Featured Presenters Corey Walton and Dave Skovholt

    For this webinar, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division and the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry will share information on required workplace provisions for pregnant and nursing employees under both state and federal laws. The session will walk attendees through required break time and workplace accommodations that must be in place for all employers covered by the provisions.

    In addition to guidance on the critical elements related to the space and breaktime that must be made available to employees for lactation purposes, the session will also include information on both state and federal laws related to pregnancy and parental leave. This will include information on the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, pregnancy accommodation requirements under state law, and other important provisions. A Q & A session will be included!

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Attendees will gain a firm understanding of the workplace provisions supporting pregnant and lactating employees under Minnesota state law.
    2. Attendees will learn the employer requirements of the nursing mothers’ provisions under the federal Fair Labor Standard Act.
    3. Attendees will receive information about leave laws and other workplace provisions enforced by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry and the U.S. Department of Labor – Wage & Hour Division.

    Meeting ID: 967 4999 2528

    About our presentors

    Corey Walton has been with the U.S. Department of Labor/Wage-Hour Division since 1997. He spent 15 years as an investigator investigating hundreds of cases under several laws including the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family Medical Leave Act and other laws enforced by the Wage & Hour Division. Over the past 11 years, Corey has served as the Community Outreach & Resource Planning Specialist (CORPS) in Wage and Hour’s Minneapolis District Office. In that
    capacity, Corey spends most of his time organizing and conducting USDOL educational and training events throughout the states of Wisconsin and Minnesota.

    Dave Skovholt is the Educational Interventions Coordinator in the Labor Standards Unit of the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI), where he has worked since 2018. Dave’s outreach is focused on Minnesota’s Labor Standards laws, including those that
    cover wage theft prevention, child labor, pregnant and new parent employees and other workplace requirements. He travels throughout the state, meeting with business groups and community organizations. Before working at DLI, Dave was a labor union business agent, overseeing and negotiating collective bargaining agreements in Minnesota and throughout the Midwest.