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N.Y. Law Gives Employees Breaks For Breastfeeding

Law360 (September 19, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The New York Legislature has passed a law requiring that employers allow women to take breaks to pump breast milk but has left a number of questions open about how broadly the law will apply and how infringing employers could be penalized.

The Nursing Mothers in the Workplace Act comes on the coattails of similar measures recently introduced in some 15 states.

It states that employers must provide women who breastfeed with “a reasonable amount of paid or unpaid break time” every day for at least...
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