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Fair Labor Standards Act - Nursing Mothers


Definition: Employers covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) are required to furnish reasonable breaks to nursing mothers to express milk for their babies for up to one year after the birth of the child.

Employers must also provide a place, other than bathroom, that is private and not viewable by co-workers or the public, to be used by the employee to express breast milk.

Employers are not required to compensate the employee for the time spent.

Employers that employ less than 50 employees are not required to comply with the law, if such requirements would impose an undue hardship by causing the employer significant difficulty or expense when considered in relation to the size, financial resources, nature, or structure of the employer's business.

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