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Legislation about Pregnancy Disability Leave

This category contains bills and statutes that relate to pregnancy disability leave, a type of medical leave taken by new or expecting birth mothers who are temporarily disabled by their pregnancy, childbirth or a related medical condition. Pregnancy disability leave may be taken prior to and/or following childbirth for the period during which a woman worker is actually disabled and, in some cases, while caring for her new child just after birth.



This database provides short summaries of bills and statutes. The summaries are not intended to constitute legal advice. To find out how laws relate to your particular situation, you must contact a lawyer who specializes in employees’ rights, the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division (1-866-4USWAGE), your state labor department and/or your union.