FLSA Case Shows Talking To New Moms May Curb Legal Woes

Law360, New York (January 7, 2013, 8:51 PM EST) -- A recent appeals court decision that interpreted the breastfeeding provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act for the first time found in favor of the employer, but attorneys say the ruling nevertheless underscores the importance of communication with employees returning to the workforce after giving birth.

In the first appeals decision interpreting the Affordable Care Act's amendments to the FLSA, the Eleventh Circuit on Dec. 26 ruled that Roche Surety & Casualty Co. had not violated the provisions, which require employers to provide nonexempt workers with...
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