Date Requested:January 24, 2014
Time Requested:02:00 PM
Agency: Personnel, Division of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2014R1695 Introduced HB4284
CBD Subject: PREGNANT EMPLOYEES
FUND(S)
Sources of Revenue
Other Fund
Legislation creates:
Neither Program nor Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.

    The Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act identifies several accommodations that would be considered reasonable. This is not an all-inclusive list so the ultimate cost will be unknown, but each will have costs. An employer would be required to acquire or modify equipment, seating, increased breaks, rest periods, assistance with manual labor, job restructuring, light duty, work schedules or temporary transfers. All of these could require either acquiring additional staff or having current staff work overtime. What this will cost is unknown. There is no clear amount that would constitute an undue hardship, and the bill only identifies what will be considered when making a determination. Absent more specific information there is really no limit to what it might cost. In addition, the bill also would require employers to provide written notification regarding the requirements of the Act to all existing employees within 120 days from effective date of bill, all new employees, and any employees who become pregnant. There would be a nominal cost associated with the tracking, preparation and circulation of such notice.
    
    
    

Fiscal Note Detail
Over-all effect
Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2014
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2015
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 0 0
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Sara P. Walker
Email Address:
sara.p.walker@wv.gov