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July Learning Lab

Strategies for Implementing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Categories: TAHRA Learning Lab

Presented by Chris Vaught

At this lab, Chris Vaught will provide an overview to the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) and how it was enacted to fill in the gaps which existed between the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. From there, attendees will delve into a discussion of the regulations the EEOC created to implement the PWFA, including traps placed by the EEOC for the unwary. The learning lab will conclude with a discussion of strategies HR professionals can implement within their workspace to ensure their policies and practices are compliant with both the PWFA and the implementing regulations.

Attendees will leave with:

  • A step-by-step process for implementing the PWFA within your organization.
  • Practical examples to illustrate best practices.
  • An interactive process decision tree HR professionals can follow when evaluating accommodation requests.

Chris Vaught is a director in Crowe & Dunlevy’s Tulsa office with more than 20 years of employment law experience. As a litigator, Chris represents management and employers in all areas of employment law including the Oklahoma Anti-Discrimination Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. He also advises employers and human resources departments on best practices related to company policies and procedures, harassment, retaliation, reasonable accommodation, and wage and hour claims. Throughout his career, he has presented extensively on labor and employment matters to both attorneys and human resources professionals.    

TAHRA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. This program is valid for 2.00 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

This event is approved for HRCI credits

This Program has been approved for 2.0 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).

HR Certification Institute’s® ( official seal confirms that TAHRA meets the criteria for pre-approved recertification credit(s) for any of HRCI’s eight credentials, including SPHR® and PHR®.

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July 25, 2024 | 2 - 4 p.m.

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Tulsa Technology Center - Client Services Center - Training Room 27 (this room is upstairs)
3638 S Memorial Drive
Tulsa, Ok 74145

Tulsa Technology Center - Client Services Center - Training Room 27 (this room is upstairs)
3638 S Memorial Drive
Tulsa, Ok 74145