Legislating Break Time For Nursing Mothers

Law360, New York (May 6, 2010, 1:03 PM EDT) -- Signed by President Obama on March 23, 2010, a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which has received little to no media attention took immediate effect and amends the Fair Labor Standards Act to require all employers covered by the act to provide unpaid break time to nursing mothers.

Specifically, this provision requires employers to provide “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...
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