New Amendment To Fair Labor Standards Act Requires Employers To Provide Break Time For Nursing Mothers

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On March 23, 2010 President Obama signed into law The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”), which amends section 7 of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), to require employers to provide “a reasonable break time” for nursing mothers to express breast milk. The new amendment further requires that employers provide such breaks for one year after the child’s birth.

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