On June 27, 2019, the Kentucky Pregnant Workers Act (“the Act”) took effect for the purpose of protecting all pregnant workers and ensuring they have equal access to safe working conditions. The Act, which amended the Kentucky Civil Rights Act, protects employees by extending existing protections against retaliation and employment discrimination to cover discrimination based on an employee’s pregnancy, childbirth, and other related medical conditions. Other related medical conditions include, but are not limited to, lactation or the need to express breast milk for a nursing child.
Vaping and e-cigarette usage have rapidly grown in popularity in recent years, especially amongst youths. Although various initiatives have been successful in reducing the frequency of teenage smoking, e-cigarettes, such as JUUL, are threatening to undo this progress. In fact, the rise in e-cigarette usage was the largest ever recorded for any teenage substance use outcome in the United States. The CDC recently declared vaping and e-cigarette use among teens as an epidemic. Even more alarming is the fact that according to the CDC, the median age of the patients involved in the more than 2,290 cases of vaping-related injury and 47 deaths reported nationwide is 24 years old.