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EEOC issues new workplace protections for pregnant employees

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) approved new guidance on the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), Monday, July 14. The EEOC announcement marks the first comprehensive update on the subject of workplace discrimination against pregnant employees in over 30 years. In addition to addressing the requirements of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), the guidance discusses the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as amended in 2008, to individuals who have pregnancy-related disabilities.

IHS Global: Beaumont-Port Arthur ranked No.1 least expensive metro

IHS Global Insight released a 'Business Cost Index' report Wednesday, July 16, ranking the costliest and most affordable cities for business owners. 

Honolulu, Fairfield County, CT, New York City, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco are the most expensive areas in the country in which to do business, according to the IHS Global Insight Business Cost Index from IHS Inc. Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX ranked No.1 least expensive metro area for business costs, followed closely by Lake Charles and Monroe, LA.