FLSA Amended To Require Breast Feeding Breaks

Feeding Break

The new 2010 health care law, formally known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, will affect employers in a variety of ways in the coming years. One provision, which received virtually no attention during the months before passage of the new law, will surprise many employers now. Section 4207 of the new law amends section 7 of the Fair Labor Standards Act (the federal law on minimum wages and overtime entitlement) to mandate now that employers provide “reasonable break time” for a mother to “express breast milk for…

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