Employers Must Provide Breaks for Nursing Mothers

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or as it is more commonly known, “the Healthcare Reform Act of 2010,” amends the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) to require employers to provide reasonable unpaid breaks to nursing mothers for one year after the nursing child’s birth. This break is to allow the nursing employee to express breast milk for her child.

This law goes into effect immediately.

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