Speaking of the need for caution and “reasonable accommodation’, the Massachusetts House of Representatives unanimously passed the so-called Pregnant Workers Fairness Act this week. The bill (H.3680) offers pregnant women reasonable accommodation such as, more frequent or longer paid or unpaid breaks, time off to recover from childbirth with or without pay, acquisition or modification of equipment, seating, temporary transfer to a less strenuous or hazardous position, job restructuring, light duty, break time and private non-bathroom space for expressing breast milk, assistance with manual labor, or modified work schedules” so long as it doesn’t impose undue hardship on the employer.” That is a lengthy list of employer mandates, but they are indeed viewed as “reasonable” in the eyes of the House. The bill next goes to the more liberal Massachusetts Senate where is will likely be approved as well.