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Federal Health Care Law Requires Employers to Provide Space and Breaks for Employees who Express Breast Milk

By Brian K. Keeley NEW FEDERAL LAW. Washington and Nevada employers need to be particularly aware of an important new development arising out of the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (recently signed by President Obama)("Federal Health Care Law"). The Federal Health...

Must My Company Give Meal Breaks To Its Employees In New York?

This blog post discusses the meal breaks and breaks to express breast milk which a n employer in New York State must provide to its adult employees. For rules limiting the hours of work of minors (that is, persons less than 18 years of age) in New York, see this author's December 8, 2010 blog...

Let’s Try Not to Over-React to the Breastfeeding Discrimination Case

Last month, I wrote that employers denying lactation rights to employees was not problem that needed remedial legislation. Wouldn't you know it, news broke last week of a federal judge in Houston who dismissed a sex discrimination case- EEOC v. Houston Funding [pdf] -in which the employee alleged...

Booby trapped! No break time for nursing employee; no lawsuit either.

HEY! Which one of you just threw that breast pump at my head? ** Dons sensitivity invisibility cloak ** Nearly two years ago, I wrote here about how the The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act amended the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to require companies to afford employees a "reasonable...