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Breast pumping at work laws

If you're breastfeeding your child, do you have a right to pump milk at work? Under federal law, the answer is a rather complicated “maybe.”. Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable time and space accommodations for breastfeeding mothers to express milk at work. milk and a private space that is not a bathroom each time they need to pump. The law requires employers to provide break time and a private place for hourly paid employees to pump breast milk during the work day. Labor laws regarding expressing breast milk at work are derived from the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This Act promotes clean, frequent and private breaks for nursing mothers up to one year post partum. Certain exemptions apply and women holding executive or sales jobs may not be covered. Employers are not. 54 rows · Hawaii Rev. Stat. § () requires the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission to collect, assemble and publish data concerning instances of discrimination involving breastfeeding or expressing breast milk in the workplace. The law prohibits employers to forbid an employee from expressing breast milk during any meal period or other break period. Knowing your rights as a breastfeeding employee and early communication with your employer are some of the key steps to planning a successful transition back to work. Since , the federal “Break Time for Nursing Mothers” law has helped make breastfeeding and .
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