About this Resource:
This resource provides the full text of the "Break Time for Nursing Mothers" law. It
includes FAQʼs regarding a breastfeeding parents rights.
Effective March 23, 2010, this federal law requires employers to provide break
time and a place for hourly paid workers to express breast milk at work. The law
states that employers must provide a "reasonable" amount of time and that they
must provide a private space other than a bathroom. They are required to provide
this until the employee's baby turns one year old.
This resource provides the full text of the "Break Time for Nursing Mothers" law.
It includes information on general requirements, time and location of breaks, and
coverage and compensation requirements, and answers many of the questions
about the law. There is also access to an online guide that compiles resources in
an easy to understand format to ensure all moms have the information they need
to make working and breastfeeding a success. It was designed to help
employees understand their rights as a breastfeeding mom in the workplace and
serve as a break time resource for families and employers with questions about