Breaks for Nursing Mothers

Employer are required to provide “reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for 1 year after the child’s birth each time such employee has need to express the milk” pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  This Act also amends the Fair Labor Standards Act.  The new amendment requires that the employer provide a private location in order for the employee to extract breast milk. also requires that employers provide a private location for a nursing employee to express breast milk.

Date: 10/25/10 – Tom McKinney