Nursing Mothers in the Workplace
The amount of time needed to express is generally 20 minutes, two or three times a day. The time can be taken during break periods or whenever necessary. As a general rule, private spaces should be in close proximity to the mother's work space. Some examples of private spaces are lunchrooms during off-hours; an office with a door that can be used when vacant; a storage space or a restroom large enough to accommodate a chair. The law does not require an employer to provide a space if doing so would impose an undue hardship. Undue hardship is defined as requiring significant difficulty or expense (new construction, etc.).
Questions? Contact Pat Tassini x5464, or Curlene Autrey x1520.