Effective March 23, 2010, this federal law requires employers to provide break time and a place for most hourly wage-earning and some salaried employees (nonexempt workers) to express breast milk at work.
The law states that employers must provide a "reasonable" amount of time and that they must provide a private space other than a bathroom.
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They are required to provide this until the employee's baby turns one year old. 207) by adding at the end the following: An employer shall provide— (A) a reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for 1 year after the child’s birth each time such employee has need to express the milk; a (B) a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public, which may be used by an employee to express breast milk.